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  • f waves

    An abbreviation for fibrillatory waves.

  • facies

    The expression or appearance of the face, which may be characteristic of various disease conditions.

  • Fahrenheit

    Temperature scale in which the boiling point of water is 212 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezing point is 32 degrees Fahrenheit at normal atmospheric pressure

  • Fahrenheit

    Temperature scale in which the boiling point of water is 212 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezing point is 32 degrees Fahrenheit at normal atmospheric pressure

  • fainting

    A momentary loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood supply to the brain; syncope.

  • fallopian tube

    A tube extending from an ovary to the uterus.

  • fasciculations

    Rippling movements in individual muscle bundles.

  • FAST (or F.A.S.T.)

    Firefighter Assist and Search Team (also called Rapid Entry Team or Rapid Intervention Team/Crew) ? firefighters assigned to stand by for rescue of other firefighters inside a structure; an implementation to support the Two-in, two-out rule; may have specialized training, Read on! →

  • Fast Track

    Method to reduce the overall time for completion of a project through phasing the design and construction process

  • Fast Track

    Method to reduce the overall time for completion of a project through phasing the design and construction process

  • FCC

    An abbreviation for Federal Communications Commission.

  • FDC (Fire Department Connection)

    Location in which pumping apparatus hooks to a buildings standpipe and or sprinkler system. Usually a 3" female connection.

  • febrile

    Characterized by fever.

  • feces

    Bowel movement; the stool.

  • Feed Main

    Pipe connecting the sprinkler system riser to the cross mains. The cross mains directly service a number of branch lines on which the sprinklers are installed.

  • Female Coupling

    Threaded swivel device on a hose or appliance made to receive a male coupling of the same thread and diameter.

  • femoral

    Pertaining to the femur or the thigh.

  • femoral artery

    The main artery supplying the thigh and leg.

  • femur

    The bone that extends from the pelvis to the knee. It is the longest and largest bone of the body.

  • Fender

    Exterior body portion of a vehicle adjacent to the front or rear wheels.

  • fetus

    The unborn human after the second month of pregnancy.

  • FFFP

    Fluoroprotein film forming foam.

  • Fiber Glass

    Insulation purposes mainly. Glass component is non-combustible, but the material it is bound to may be combustible and can be difficult to extinguish.

  • fibrillation

    Disorganized, uncoordinated movements of the heart muscle, resulting in quivering and ineffectual contractions of the atria or ventricles.

  • fibrillatory waves (f waves)

    On the ECG, these waves appear as frequent, irregular waves caused by rapid, disorganized firing of multiple ectopic foci in the atria or ventricles.

  • fibrosis

    The formation of fibrous tissue in the place of necrotic muscle.

  • fibula

    The smaller of the two bones of the lower leg.

  • Field Sketch

    Rough drawing of an occupancy that is made during an inspection; used to make a final inspection drawing

  • Field Sketch

    Rough drawing of an occupancy that is made during an inspection; used to make a final inspection drawing

  • Fill Hose

    Short section of hose carried on apparatus equipped with booster tanks to fill the tank from a hydrant or another truck.

  • Fill Opening

    Opening on top of a tank used for filling the tank; usually incorporated in a manhole cover.

  • Fill Site

    Location at which tankers/tenders will be loaded during a water shuttle operation.

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