12 terms

Chapter 35 Introduction to Outdoor Emergency Care - Vocabulary

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CBRINE
a mnemonic for the common types of human caused disasters represents Chemical Biologic Radiological Nuclear Explosive.
Cold zone
the area outside the warm zone in which it is safe to operate without any specialized equipment.
Extrication
the process of removing a trapped person (as from a vehicle that has been involved in a collision) when conventional means of exit are impossible or inadvisable.
HAZWOPER
stands for HAZardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response refers to federally mandated training for anyone who may encounter uncontrolled hazardous material.
High-angle rescue - (HAR)
any rescue work done by ascending or descending a slope that is steeper than 45 degree slope.
Hot zone
the area closest to the center of a CBRINE incident. It is the most dangerous and most contaminated area.
Low-angle rescue (LAR)
any rescue work done by ascending or descending a slope that is less than approximately 45 degrees.
Rescue
the process of extracting a person or group from distress or danger.
Search
a methodical process of actively gathering information about a person or group who is in distress or danger and then physically looking for them.
Special operations
infrequently performed activities requiring specialized training and equipment in remote and/or difficult settings.
Terrorism
a human caused event that is intended to inflict fear and can involve hazardous materials.
Warm zone
a transition area surrounding the hot zone the zone in which decontamination occurs.
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