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  • In-Line Relay Valve

    Valve placed along the length of a supply hose that permits a pumper to connect to the valve to boost pressure in the hose.

  • Incident Command System (ICS)

    System first developed to provide a command structure to manage large wildfires in the United States, now widely used by many emergency management agencies.

  • Incident Commander (or IC)

    The officer in charge of all activities at an incident. See Incident Command System.

  • Incident Safety Officer

    The officer in charge of scene safety at an incident. See Incident Command System. Optional at any incident other than HAZMAT.

  • Incipient Phase

    First stage of the burning process where the substance being oxidized is producing some heat, but the heat has not spread to other substances nearby

  • Incipient Phase

    First stage of the burning process where the substance being oxidized is producing some heat, but the heat has not spread to other substances nearby

  • Incipient stage fire

    A small fire that may be extinguished using portable fire extinguishers or other means typically at hand.

  • incision

    A wound usually made deliberately in connection with surgery; a clean cut, as opposed to a laceration.

  • incompatibility

    In blood typing, the situation in which the donor and recipient blood cannot be mixed without clumping or adverse reactions.

  • Incomplete abortion

    Some products of conception remain in utero.

  • incomplete AV block

    First-or second-degree heart block.

  • incontinence

    An inability to prevent the flow of urine or feces.

  • Increaser

    Adapter used to attach a larger hoseline to a smaller one. This has female threads on the smaller side and male threads on the larger side.

  • Indemnify

    One party agreeing to compensate another party for losses or damages that are incurred if specific actions or events occur

  • Indemnify

    One party agreeing to compensate another party for losses or damages that are incurred if specific actions or events occur

  • Indian pump

    (aka Indian Tank) A brand of five-gallon water can, or back-pack bladder, featuring a short hose and hand pump for use in wildland firefighting.

  • Indian pump

    Water vessel carried on one’s back, either a rigid can or collapsible bag, with a hose and telescoping squirt pump. Contains 5 US gal, and is used on hot spots and during mop up. Also called bladder bag (if collapsible), Read on! →

  • Indicating Valve

    Water main valve that visually shows the open or closed status of the valve.

  • indication

    The circumstances under which a drug is suited for use.

  • Indirect attack

    Method of firefighting in which water is pumped onto materials above or near the fire so that the splash rains onto the fire, often used where a structure is unsafe to enter.

  • Indirect attack

    A method of suppression in which the control line is located some considerable distance away from the fire?s active edge. Generally done in the case of a fast-spreading or high-intensity fire and to utilize natural or constructed firebreaks fuel breaks Read on! →

  • Industrial

    Occupancy classification whose primary objective is the manufacturing or distribution of products

  • Industrial

    Occupancy classification whose primary objective is the manufacturing or distribution of products

  • Industry Standard

    Set of published procedures and criteria that peer, professional, or accrediting organizations recognize as acceptable practice

  • Industry Standard

    Set of published procedures and criteria that peer, professional, or accrediting organizations recognize as acceptable practice

  • indwelling catheter

    A plastic catheter designed for insertion into the lumen of a tube or vessel.

  • Inert Gas

    Gas that does not normally react chemically with another substance or material; any one of the six gases; helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon

  • Inert Gas

    Gas that does not normally react chemically with another substance or material; any one of the six gases; helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon

  • inevitable abortion

    No possibility pregnancy will go term.

  • infarction

    Death (necrosis) of a localized area of tissue caused by the cutting off of its blood supply.

  • infection

    An invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms.

  • inferior

    In anatomy, situated below, or directed downward; the lower surface of an organ or structure.