Glossary of the terms we use

Glossary of terms which you may come across on our Live Incident Feed web page:

AFA

 

Automatic Fire Alarm

ALP

 

Aerial Ladder Platform

AMB

 

Ambulance

ASST CAMB

 

Assistance to Cambridgeshire

ASST LINC

 

Assistance to Lincolshire

ASST SUFF

 

Assistance to Suffolk

BA

 

Breathing Apparatus - to allow Firefighters to enter a risk area where the atmosphere may be filled with smoke/fumes.

BEN

 

Fire Investigation Dog

CAFS

 

Compressed air foam system

CE

 

Chimney equipment

CSI

 

Crime Scene Investigation (Police)

CU

 

Control Unit

DIV

 

Dive Team

EBA

 

Extinguished before arrival

EHRE

 

Enhanced Hydraulic Rescue Equipment

EPU

 

Environmental Protection Unit

FAGI

 

False alarm - good intent

FAGM

 

False alarm - good intent/apparatus defect

FAM

 

False alarm malicious

FESS

 

Fire Emergency Support Scheme

FIT

 

Fire Investigation Team

GRANULES

 

Absorbent to mop up spills and leaks

GTS

 

Gas tight suits

HA

 

Hand appliances (Beaters, Chromes, Pitchforks, Brooms, Spades, Forks)

HAZ

 

Hazardous materials

HOOKY

 

Urban Search & Rescue Dog

HL

 

Hose Layer

HRE

 

Hydraulic rescue equipment

HRJ

 

Hose reel jets

HRP

 

Heavy Rescue Pump

HVP

 

High Volume Pump

Hx

 

Foam

IRU

 

Incident Response Unit

Lx

 

Foam

JETS

 

Lay flat hose supplying a greater amount of water than HRJ

MADE SAFE

 

Isolate power/remove battery leads

NARS

 

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service

NR

 

National Resillience

OSU

 

Operational Support Unit

OTB

 

Over the border (In Suffolk, Cambridgshire etc)

PERSONS REPORTED

 

Signifies that persons are unaccounted for (Fire)

PM

 

Prime Mover (a lorry that transports different modules depending on need)

POL

 

Police

PPV

 

Positive Pressure Fan/Ventilation - Used to clear smoke from a building

RB

 

Rescue Boat

RP

 

Rescue Pump

RTC

 

Road Traffic Collision

SMALL GEAR

 

Tool Kit on Appliance

SRB

 

Surface Rescue Boat

SSE

 

Special Services Emergency - An emergency situation that is not a fire, eg a lift

TIC

 

Thermal Imaging Camera

TRU

 

Technical Rescue Unit

USAR

 

Urban Search and Rescue

Welfare Unit

 

Welfare Unit (A trailer that is used for the welfare of crews at incidents)

WRC

 

Water Carrier