Feedback

Wiki Pages

Articles

  • inferior vena cava

    A major vein that empties venous blood from the lower extremities and abdominal organs into the right atrium.

  • infiltration

    A deposit of fluid into the tissues, often occurring as a result of administering fluid through an IV cannula that has penetrated the opposite wall of the vein.

  • inflammation

    A tissue reaction to chemical or physical injury or infection. The signs are pain, heat, redness, and swelling.

  • Infrared (IR) detector

    A heat detection system used for fire detection, mapping, and hotspot identification.

  • infusion

    Administration of fluid into a vein.

  • ingestion

    The taking in of food or other substances through the mouth.

  • inhalation

    Active phase of respiration in which air is drawn into the lungs; inspiration.

  • Initial attack

    First point of attack on a fire where hose lines or fuel separation are used to prevent further extension of the fire.

  • Initial attack

    The actions taken by the first resources to arrive at a wildfire to protect lives and property, and prevent further extension of the fire. Usually done by trained and experienced crews and takes place immediately after size-up.

  • Initial Attack Apparatus

    Fire apparatus whose primary purpose is to initiate a fire attack on structural and wildland fires and support associated fire department actions. Also called minipumpers or midipumpers.

  • Initiating Device

    Alarm system component that transmits a signal when a change occurs; change may be the result of an action such as the activation of a manual fire alarm box, the presence of products of combustion in the atmosphere, or the Read on! →

  • Initiating Device

    Alarm system component that transmits a signal when a change occurs; change may be the result of an action such as the activation of a manual fire alarm box, the presence of products of combustion in the atmosphere, or the Read on! →

  • innocuous

    Not harmful or poisonous.

  • inoculation

    An injection of any biologic substance intended to confer protection against disease.

  • inotropic

    Tending to increase the force of cardiac contractions.

  • inspection

    The first part of the physical examination, involving a careful visual examination of the patient.

  • Inspection

    Formal examination of an occupancy and its associated uses or processes to determine its compliance with fire and life safety codes and standards

  • Inspection

    Formal examination of an occupancy and its associated uses or processes to determine its compliance with fire and life safety codes and standards

  • Inspector

    Person who is trained and certified to perform fire and life safety inspections of all types of new construction and existing occupancies

  • Inspector

    Person who is trained and certified to perform fire and life safety inspections of all types of new construction and existing occupancies

  • inspiration

    The breathing of air into the lungs; inhalation.

  • insufficiency

    The condition of being inadequate to normal performance.

  • insulin

    A hormone secreted by the pancreatic islets that promotes utilization of sugar by the body.

  • insulin shock

    Severe hypoglycemia caused by excessive insulin dosage with respect to sugar intake. It may be characterized by bizarre behavior, sweating, tachycardia, or coma.

  • Intake

    Part of pump where water enters when pump forms partial vacuum.

  • Intake

    Inlet for water into the fire pump.

  • Intake Pressure

    Pressure coming into the fire pump.

  • Intake Relief Valve

    Valve designed to prevent damage to a pump from water hammer or any sudden pressure surge.

  • Intake Screen

    Screen used to prevent foreign objects from entering a pump.

  • intercostal

    Between the ribs.

  • intercostal muscles

    The muscles between the rigs.

  • intercostal space

    The area between two adjacent ribs, containing intercostal muscles, arteries, veins, and nerves.