Feedback

Wiki Pages

Articles

  • Magazine

    Storage facility approved by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the storage of explosives

  • Magazine

    Storage facility approved by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the storage of explosives

  • Maintenance

    Keeping equipment or apparatus in a state of usefulness or readiness.

  • Make Pumps

    To raise the number of pumps at an incident E.G. Make Pumps 10

  • malaise

    A generalized feeling of vague bodily discomfort.

  • Male Coupling

    Hose nipple with protruding threads that fits into the thread of a female coupling of the same pitch and appropriate diameter and thread count.

  • malignant

    Cancerous; tending to become progressively worse and to result in death.

  • malleolus

    The large, rounded, bony protuberance on either side of the ankle joint.

  • Maltese Cross

    The emblem of the fire service is often referred to as a ?Maltese Cross?. But the actual origin of the current or common emblem in the U.S. remains uncertain. While it is true that the Knights Hospitalers of Jerusalem (AKA Read on! →

  • mandible

    The lower jaw bone.

  • Manifold

    (1) Hose appliance that divides one larger hoseline into three or more small hoselines. (2) Hose appliance that combines three or more smaller hoselines into one large hoseline. (3) Top portion of the pump casing.

  • Mansard Roof

    A roof characterized by steeply sloped facets surrounding a flat or nearly flat center section. Many remodeled buildings have false mansard roofs that consist of a fascia added to an existing flat roof. in some cases, the fascia forms a Read on! →

  • manubrium

    The upper portion of the sternum to which the clavicles are attached.

  • Manufacturer’s Tests

    Fire pump or aerial device tests performed by the manufacturer prior to delivery of the apparatus.

  • MAP

    An abbreviation for mean arterial pressure.

  • marrow cavity

    The central cavity in the shaft of the long bone where yellow marrow is contained.

  • Mars Light

    Single-beam, oscillating warning light.

  • Masonry

    Bricks, Blocks, Stones, reinforced and non-reinforced concrete products. Acceptable fire wall construction, minimally affected by high heat exposure. Look for signs of spalling to check for integrity.

  • Mass casualty incident (MCI)

    Any incident that produces a large number of injured persons requiring emergency medical treatment and transportation to a medical facility. The exact number of patients that makes an incident "mass casualty" is defined by departmental procedures and may vary from Read on! →

  • MAST

    An abbreviation for Military Anti-Shock Trousers.

  • Master box

    A primary fire alarm relay box connected to a building alarm system which monitors fire alarm pull stations and detectors throughout the building and automatically relays any in-building alarm to the local municipal fire department. Usually accompanied by an Annunciator Read on! →

  • Master stream

    A large nozzle, either portable or fixed to a pumper, capable of throwing large amounts of water relatively long distances.

  • Master Stream

    Any of a variety of heavy, large-caliber water streams; usually supplied by siamesing two or more hoselines into a manifold device delivering 350 gpm or more.

  • Master Stream Nozzle

    Nozzle capable of flowing in excess of 350 gpm.

  • mastoid

    A large, spongy bone behind the ear.

  • Mattydale Lay (Mattydale Load)

    The concept of storing preconnected Attack Lines on an engine, as well as storing them such that they are presented at the sides of the apparatus instead of the rear. Commonly called a Cross Lay, the technique allows for rapid Read on! →

  • maxilla

    The upper jaw bone.

  • Maximum Allowable Quantity

    Maximum amount of a hazardous material to be stored or used within a control area inside a building or an outdoor control area; maximum allowable quantity per control area is based on the material state (solid, liquid, or gas) and Read on! →

  • Maximum Allowable Quantity

    Maximum amount of a hazardous material to be stored or used within a control area inside a building or an outdoor control area; maximum allowable quantity per control area is based on the material state (solid, liquid, or gas) and Read on! →

  • Maximum Daily Consumption (MDC)

    Maximum total amount of water used during any 24-hour interval over a 3-year period.

  • McLeodl

    Hand tool used in fireline construction, consisting of a combination rake and hoe.

  • MDC

    Mobile Data Computer

Page 1 of 512345