Fundamentals of Fire Safety- Midterm
Terms in this set (7)
Critical incident stress debriefing (CISD)
A post incident meeting designed to assist rescue personnel in dealing with psychological trauma as the result of an emergency.
Employee assistance programs (EAPs)
Fire service programs that provide confidential help to fire fighters with personal issues.
The dangerous practice of acting independently of command instructions.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The federal agency that regulates worker safety and, in some cases, responder safety. OSHA is part of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Personal accountability system
A system that readily identifies both the locations and the functions of all members operating at an incident scene.
Rapid intervention crew (RIC)
A minimum of two fully equipped personnel who are on site, in a ready state, for immediate rescue of injured or trapped fire fighters. Also known as a rapid intervention team.
An intervention designed to mitigate against the physical, physiological, and emotional stress of fire fighting so as to sustain a member's energy, improve performance, and decrease the likelihood of on-scene injury or death.
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