EMS & FIRE ABBREVIATIONS

A&O ALERT AND ORIENTED
ABC AIRWAY, BREATHING, CIRCULATION
ACLS ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT
AED AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR
ALS ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT
BLS BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
BP BLOOD PRESSURE
CODE FULL CARDIAC ARREST
COPD CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (EMPHYSEMA, ETC.)
CP COMMAND POST
CP CHEST PAIN
CPR CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION
CSF CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY
CVA CEREBRO VASCULAR ACCIDENT (STROKE)
DC DISTRICT CHIEF
EMD EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION
EMD ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL DISASSOCIATION (CARDIAC ARREST)
EMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
EMS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE
EMT EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
EPA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
ER EMERGENCY ROOM
ETA ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL
ETOH ETHYL ALCOHOL - DRUNK
FEMA FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
FD FIRE DEPARTMENT
FDGB FALL DOWN - GO BOOM
GOA GONE ON ARRIVAL
GSW GUN SHOT WOUND
HAZ MAT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
IC INCIDENT COMMANDER
JVD JUGULAR VEIN DISTENDED
LOCx3 LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS - PERSON, PLACE AND TIME
LVI LARGE VICTIM INCIDENT
LZ LANDING ZONE
MCI MASS CASULTY INCIDENT
MD MOBILE DECONTAMINATION UNIT
MSP MOTOR, SENSORY, PULSE (CHECK FOR FEELING & CIRCULATION)
MVA MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
NKDA NO KNOWN DRUG ALLERGIES
NS IV WITH NORMAL SALINE
OD OVERDOSE
POV PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE
PD POLICE DEPARTMENT
PEARL PUPILS EQUAL AND REACTIVE TO LIGHT
POP PAIN ON PALPITATION
SAO2 OXYGEN (O2) IN THE BLOOD (ALSO CALLED PULSE OXIMETERY)
SOB SHORT OF BREATH
SYNCOPAL FAINTING SPELL
TIA TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (STROKE)