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  • Tender

    Term used within ICS for a mobile piece of apparatus that has the prmary function of supporting another operation. Examples include a water tender that suppies water to pumpers, a fuel tender that supplies fuel, etc.

  • Tender (also "Water Tender")

    A wheeled fire apparatus equipped to carry large volumes of water to a fire. Often used in areas without an adequate or universal water supply system, such as rural areas without hydrants. They may carry anywhere from 1500 to 7500 Read on! →

  • tendon

    The fibrous portion of muscle that attaches to bone.

  • Tension

    Force that tends to pull the mass of a material apart. Tension is what causes some roof assemblies to pull away from walls and fall inward.

  • tension pneumothorax

    The situation in which air enters the pleural space through a one-way valve defect in the lung, causing progressive increase in intrapleural pressure, with lung collapse and impairment of circulation.

  • Termistor

    Semiconductor made of substances that have a resistance that varies rapidly and predictably with temperature

  • Termistor

    Semiconductor made of substances that have a resistance that varies rapidly and predictably with temperature

  • Test Hydrant

    Fire hydrant used during a fire-flow test to read the static and residual pressures

  • Test Hydrant

    Fire hydrant used during a fire-flow test to read the static and residual pressures

  • testes

    The male gonads, which are normally situated in the scrota and which produce sperm.

  • tetanus

    An acute, infectious disease caused by a bacterial toxin, with spasm of the jaw muscles causing trismus (lockjaw) and of the back muscles causing opisthotonos.

  • tetany

    Sustained contraction of a muscle group.

  • The Pig

    A tool invented as a cross between a flat head axe and a pick axe.

  • therapeutic abortion

    Abortion induced in medical setting.

  • therapeutic action

    A beneficial action of a drug to correct a bodily dysfunction.

  • thermal

    Pertaining to heat.

  • Thermal imaging camera (TIC)

    Ruggedized infrared equipment used by some firefighters to detect hidden people, animals, heat sources (i.e., fire) and structural compromise.

  • Thermocouple

    Device for measuring temperature in which two electrical conductors of dissimilar metals such as copper and iron are joined at the point where heat is applied

  • Thermocouple

    Device for measuring temperature in which two electrical conductors of dissimilar metals such as copper and iron are joined at the point where heat is applied

  • Thermoplastic

    Synthetic material made from the polymerization of organic compounds that become soft when heated and hard when cooled

  • Thermoplastic

    Synthetic material made from the polymerization of organic compounds that become soft when heated and hard when cooled

  • Thermosetting Plastic

    Synthetic polymers that soften when initially heated but then harden into a permanent shape; will not soften or melt when reheated

  • Thermosetting Plastic

    Synthetic polymers that soften when initially heated but then harden into a permanent shape; will not soften or melt when reheated

  • third degree burn

    A full-thickness burn, involving all layers of the skin and underlying tissue as well, having a charred or white, leathery appearance.

  • third-degree heart block

    Complete heart block; complete absence of conduction of the depolarizing impulse from the atria to the ventricles. An ectopic focus below the block becomes the pacemaker for the ventricles, and atrial and ventricular contractions become dissociated.

  • Third-Party Testing Agency

    Independent agency hired to perform nonbiased testing on a specific piece of apparatus.

  • thoracic

    Pertaining to the chest.

  • thorax

    The part of the body between the neck and the diaphragm, encased by the ribs.

  • Threaded Coupling

    Male of female coupling with a spiral thread.

  • thready

    Describing a pulse that is weak or feeble.

  • threatened abortion

    Pregnancy may abort, or go full term.

  • Threshold Limit Valve (TLV)

    Concentration of a given material that may be tolerated for an 8-hour exposure during a regular work week without ill effects