CFD and CPS Acronyms

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smason

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Hi all, I'm curious what some common acronyms mean.

From the context you can often tell the meaning, but not what the actual letters stand for.
For example L O I seems to be call history for a particular address or complaintant. ? of interest maybe?

CFD is using a "new to me' IPA. Pretty sure it's not India Pale Ale. Initial ? ?
Is there a list somewhere, or do we want to start one here?
 

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IPA may be a Fire Control Panel and LOI may be Location of Interest
 

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The LOI lookup is Location of Interest, and the dispatch software will pull up a history of all previous calls from that address.
 

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My thoughts: LOI, Location of Interest, Level of Investigation. IPA In Patient Assessment so would be close to Initial Patient Assessment which sounds more likely.
 

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I've heard CFD say IPA on things like fire alarm calls and public assists, where there's no initial patient, or they're not dispatched on a medical call. Very curious about IPA, been meaning to make a thread for it but I've kept forgetting haha.
 

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) considers the first, or initial, positive (meaning something that works towards the eventual goal) action to be an important benchmark.
 

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BMQ is Broadcast Message Queue. The Queue is a list of messages on the CAD that include things like recent stolen vehicles, impaired/careless driving, wanted persons, missing persons, queries made through CPIC/MVD, messages between vehicles, etc.
 

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) considers the first, or initial, positive (meaning something that works towards the eventual goal) action to be an important benchmark.
Thanks. I initially also thought it was initial patient assessment, but heard it on non-medical calls.
 
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