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  • Escape fire

    An intentional fire ignited by a fire crew, usually in a grassland environment, to escape a dangerous situation.

  • esophageal obturator airway (EOA)

    A device used to prevent regurgitation and provide an adequate airway by blocking off the esophageal opening with a cuffed obturator and providing ventilation through a series of sideholes in the obturator tube.

  • esophagus

    The portion of the digestive tract that lies between the pharynx and the stomach.

  • estrogen

    One of the classes of female sex hormones. Males have smaller amounts.

  • ETA

    Abbreviation for estimated time of arrival.

  • ethanol

    Ethyl alcohol; the type of alcohol consumed in alcoholic beverages.

  • etiology

    The study of the cause; The causative agent of a disease.

  • ETOH

    the chemical abbreviation for ethanol, or ethyl alcohol, also used to describe someone believed to be intoxicated.

  • eustachian tube

    The tube leading from the back of the throat to the middle ear,whose purpose is to equalize pressure in the middle ear.

  • Evacuation

    Removal of personnel from a dangerous area, in particular, a HAZMAT incident, burning building, or other emergency. Also refers to act of removing firefighters from a structure in danger of collapsing.

  • Evacuation

    Organized, phased, and supervised withdrawl, dispersal, or removal of civilians from dangerous areas and their reception and care in safe areas

  • Evacuation

    Organized, phased, and supervised withdrawl, dispersal, or removal of civilians from dangerous areas and their reception and care in safe areas

  • evert

    To turn a part, such as the foot, outward.

  • eviscerate

    To remove the intestines; to disembowel.

  • Evolution

    Uniform sequence of practiced steps by squad carrying out common tasks such as selection and placement of ladders, stowing hoses in hose bed, putting hoses and tools into service in particular patterns; intended to result in predictability during emergencies.

  • EX Symbol

    Rating symbol used on lift trucks that are safe for use in atmospheres containing flammable vapors or dusts

  • EX Symbol

    Rating symbol used on lift trucks that are safe for use in atmospheres containing flammable vapors or dusts

  • exacerbation

    A flare-up or worsening of a preexisting disease condition.

  • excitability

    The ability of the heart to initiate, conduct, and be stimulated by electric impulses.

  • excitation impulse

    An electric impulse that arises automatically in the electric conduction system and causes depolarization of the heart muscles.

  • exhalation

    The act of breathing out; expiration.

  • Exhaust System

    Ventilation system designed to removed stale air, smoke, vapors, or other airborne contaminants from an area

  • Exhaust System

    Ventilation system designed to removed stale air, smoke, vapors, or other airborne contaminants from an area

  • Exit

    Portion of a means of egress that is separated from all other spaces of a building structure by construction or equipment and provides a protected way of travel to the exit discharge

  • Exit

    Portion of a means of egress that is separated from all other spaces of a building structure by construction or equipment and provides a protected way of travel to the exit discharge

  • Exit Access

    Portion of a means of egress that leads to the exits, for example, hallways, corridors, and aisles

  • Exit Access

    Portion of a means of egress that leads to the exits, for example, hallways, corridors, and aisles

  • Exit Capacity

    Maximum number of people according to building code requirements who can discharge through a particular exit determined by the usable width of the exit

  • Exit Capacity

    Maximum number of people according to building code requirements who can discharge through a particular exit determined by the usable width of the exit

  • Exit Discharge

    Portion of a means of egress that is between the exit and a public way

  • Exit Discharge

    Portion of a means of egress that is between the exit and a public way

  • Exit Stairs

    Stairs that are used as part of a means of egress; may be part of either the exit access or the exit discharge when conforming to requirements in the Life Safety Code