• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Broward County Fire/Rescue Abbreviations

Status
Not open for further replies.

alamo55

Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2005
Messages
4
Does anyone have a detailed list of abbreviations for broward count fire rescue? ie: LOC, ALS, BLS etc.
 

BoxAlarm187

Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2003
Messages
1,502
Location
Old Dominion
LOC: Level of Consciousness or Loss of Consciousness
ALS: Advanced Life Support - these personnel are able to start IV's, insert advanced airway adjuncts, used advanced cardiac defibrillation methods, and give medicines
BLS: Basic Life Support - these personnel are EMT's, and can do more basic patient care protocals, such as giving oxygen therapy and splinting broken bones. Most can do basic heart defibrillation, too.

Thinking of some others:
CVA - Cebrebrovascular accident - a "stroke"
MI - Myocardial infarction - a "heart attack"
TIA - Transischmeic Attack - a "mini-stroke"
AED - Automated External Defibrillator
SAED - Semi-Automatic External Defibrillator
A&O - Awake & Oriented

There are a ton of others, let us know if there are any others that we might be able to help you with...
 

alamo55

Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2005
Messages
4
Thanks for the info!
Are there any web sites that may have a complete list of terms used?
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top