Common Abbreviations

medic102

Junior Member
It seems most members are using abbreviations when describing things. Like some here, Im not very familiar with all the abbreviations :D


Would you guys mind adding some common abbreviations that you use. Ie.


HLF=Head light Flasher


TLF=Tail light flasher


RVM=Rear view mirror


are the first off the top of my head...
 

Newberry13

Senior Member
HAW - Hide A Way (mainly just used to refer to strobes)


LAW - LED hide a way


STT - stop / tail / turn


BTT - brake / tail / turn


C3 - Code 3


FS - for sale OR Fed. Sig.


SOS - Sound Off Signal


WTT - want to trade


WTB - want to buy


CHMSL - center high mount stop light (third breaklight)


SHTF - $hit hit the fan


FU - FU :twisted:
 

Fast LT1

Veteran
LP Bracket - License Plate bracket!
 

Newberry13

Senior Member
PAR - Parabolic Aluminumized Reflector . . . the number after it refers to the size of the lighthead in 1/8" incriments.
 

Newberry13

Senior Member
Respondcode3 said:
DRT dead right there

FTD fixin to die


LOLNAD Little Old Lady No apparent Distress
TDTL - Too Dumb To Live


LOLFDGB - Little Old Lady Fall Down, Go Boom!


Canary - The cop that drives past the fire truck and ambulance, into the hot zone of a haz-mat scene! :eek: :twisted: :lol: :mrgreen:
 

Newberry13

Senior Member
Sorry, fixed accordingly.
 

BigDogg795

Member
Newberry13 said:
TDTL - Too Dumb To Live


LOLFDGB - Little Old Lady Fall Down, Go Boom!


Canary - The cop that drives past the fire truck and ambulance, into the hot zone of a haz-mat scene! :eek: :twisted: :lol: :mrgreen:

:shock: :lol:


I don't know why I find that so damn funny...
 

EVModules

Premium Verified Member
GLT - Gun lock timer


BCM - Body control module


PTIM - Police / taxi interface module (Chargers)


TCL - Traffic clearing light


LA / RA - Left & Right alley


SWR - Short wave radio


VHF - Very high frequency


UHF - Ultra high frequency


LRCO - Left, right, center out (directional)


DBS - Dual battery system


MCO - Master cut-off


EVM - EVModules (what? by now, everyone knows what EVM is!)
 

NPS Ranger

Veteran Member
NPS Ranger said:
Never heard of the Blue Canary rule for hazmat?
FD/EMA “Rule of Thumb” -- stage upwind far enough away that you can cover the entire scene with your thumb. You always have your thumb with you.


Cop “Rule of Donut Hole” - back off until you can see the entire scene through the hole in your donut. If you keep having to brush powdered sugar off your uniform shirt, move upwind. You always have a donut with you, or you can buy a pack of 6 training aids at the gas station for $1.99.


"Copological indicators" (be careful how you spell that):


1) Cop still standing/stripe on uniform pants still vertical = scene is non-toxic.


2) Cop car still running = scene is not oxygen deficient.


3) Paint/decals still on cop car = material is non-corrosive.


4) Cop car is not glowing = material is non-radioactive.


5) Cop igniting road flares = material is non-flammable/non-explosive.


6) Cop unconscious/stripe on uniform pants is horizontal = don SCBA & stage 100 yards upwind.
 

localhero800

Veteran
1/4 wave- 1/4 wavelength when refering to Radio antennas.. i.e VHF high band (150-160) 1/4 wave is 18-19"


5/8 wave- 5/8 wavelength when refering to radio antennas.. Normally has a 39" whip that is base loded(coil in base)
 

Jman423

Administrator
Administrator
Lets keep this thread going, I plan to make a content page with all of this information organized and easy to search.


There will most likely be two sections, one for common shorthand/abbreviations, and one related to emergency related equipment and personnel.


For now, just load it all in this thread.


I would also like to put together a page for terms with definitions.


All of this is an effort to organize our resources so we have a single place to reference when member asks what the difference between passive and ballasted bars is. With all of the information that this community's members have, we could make one great knowledgebase.


-Thanks :)
 

Jarred J.

Archive Expert
Silver Supporter
"with"
 

Newberry13

Senior Member
and W/O = without
 

RBRONKEMA GHTFD

Senior Member
RA is right arrow


LA is left arrow


TD is take down.


LT is light.


WL is warning light


RWLS is rotating warning lights.


FWLS is flashing warning lights.
 
T/A - Traffic advisor


A/s - Arrow Stick


SL - Spot light


MSL - Motorized Spot Light


KKK - (Federal Specifications for the Star Of Life Ambulance.)


NFPA - National Fire Protection Agency


TR - Trunk Release


SS - (Usually) Smart Siren


ALS - Advanced Life Support


NIFOG - National Interoperability Field Operations Guide

Newberry13 said:
TDTL - Too Dumb To Live
LOLFDGB - Little Old Lady Fall Down, Go Boom!


Canary - The cop that drives past the fire truck and ambulance, into the hot zone of a haz-mat scene! :eek: :twisted: :lol: :mrgreen:
P.I.C.N.I.C - Problem In Chair Not In Computer
 

NCFD43

Senior Member
EMS - Every Minute Sucks


DODGE - Dear Old Dads Geriatric Express


NFPA - Not For Practical Applications


CCFCCP - Coo Coo For Coa Coa Puffs


ART - Assuming Room Temperature


RCI - Rectal Cranial Inversion
 

Jarred J.

Archive Expert
Silver Supporter
well if we're going this route.


FUBAR = "F'd" up beyond all recognition (or repair)


SNAFU = Situation normal all "F'd" Up


BOHICA = Bend over here it comes again
 

jswwjw

Member
Cop “Rule of Donut Hole” - back off until you can see the entire scene through the hole in your donut. If you keep having to brush powdered sugar off your uniform shirt, move upwind. You always have a donut with you, or you can buy a pack of 6 training aids at the gas station for $1.99.


"Copological indicators" (be careful how you spell that):


1) Cop still standing/stripe on uniform pants still vertical = scene is non-toxic.


2) Cop car still running = scene is not oxygen deficient.


3) Paint/decals still on cop car = material is non-corrosive.


4) Cop car is not glowing = material is non-radioactive.


5) Cop igniting road flares = material is non-flammable/non-explosive.


6) Cop unconscious/stripe on uniform pants is horizontal = don SCBA & stage 100 yards upwind.
 

Newberry13

Senior Member
POV - Privately/Personally Owned Vehicle


PPV - Police Pursuit Vehicle


PVV - Dunno!
 

MEVS06

Restricted User
fireball3 said:
NOS = New Old Stock

What does (NIB) and (OBO) mean?


Cyril
NIB = new in box/bag


OBO = or best offer
 

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