Emergency Services


ACFA Allegheny County Fire Academy
AED Automated External Defibrillator
BLS Basic Life Support
BVM Bag Valve Mask
BVR Basic Vehicle Rescue
Courses taken separately but sequentially:
    BVRA - Basic Vehicle Rescue Awareness
    BVRO - Basic Vehicle Rescue Operations
    BVRT - Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician
48-hour Course:
    BVRC - Basic Vehicle Rescue Complete
CCAC Community College of Allegheny County
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
DHBR Basic Rescue Practices
DHM... Delmar Haz-Mat Courses
   DHMA - Delmar Hazardous Materials Awareness Level
   DHMAR - Delmar Hazardous Materials Awareness Refresher
   DHMO - Delmar Hazardous Materials Operations
   DHMOR - Delmar Hazardous Materials Operations Level Refresher
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOH Department of Health
DOHVR DOH Vehicle Rescue
EBM Essential Basic Modules
ELFG Entry Level Fire & Ground Support
ELIF Entry Level Interior Firefighter
ELIS Entry Level Intro to Fire Service
EOC Emergency Operations Center
EVDT Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (replaced EVOC)
EVOC Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (discontinued)
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
HM Hazardous Materials
IAFF International Association of Fire Fighters
ICS Incident Command System
IFSAC International Fire Service Accreditation Congress
IFSTA International Fire Service Training Association
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life & Health
INFO Introduction to Fire Officership
ISO Incident Safety Officer
IST Introduction to Safety and Training
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LODD Line of Duty Death
LRV Light Rail Vehicles
MSA Mine Safety Appliance
NBFSPQ National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications
NFFF National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
NFA National Fire Academy
NFPA National Fire Protections Association
NFPA National Fire Reporting System
NIMS National Incident Management System
NPS National Parks Service
NWCG National Wildland Coordinating Group
OSFC Office of the State Fire Commissioner
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Association
PBFTA Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Training Academy
PSFA Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
R & I Recognition and Identification
RAM Radioactive Material
REPA Respiratory Protection Advanced
REPR Respiratory Protection
RITC Rapid Intervention Team Course
ROBR Rope/High Angle Rescue Basic Rigging
RORA Rope/High Angle Rescue Advanced
RORE Rope/High Angle Rescue
RRT Radiological Response Team
SCBA Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
SIMCO Simulated County
STEL Short-term Exposure Limit
SVR Special Vehicle Rescue
TOG Turn Out Gear
UC Unified Command
USCG United States Coast Guard
VRSR Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition
WMD Weapon of Mass Destruction