Feedback

Wiki Pages

Articles

  • Placard

    Diamond-shape sign that is affixed to all sides of a structure containing harzardous materials or vehicle transporting hazardous materials; indicates the primary class of the material and, in some cases, the exact material being transported

  • Placard

    Diamond-shape sign that is affixed to all sides of a structure containing harzardous materials or vehicle transporting hazardous materials; indicates the primary class of the material and, in some cases, the exact material being transported

  • placenta

    A vascular organ attached to the uterine wall, supplying oxygen and nutrients to the fetus; also called the afterbirth.

  • placenta previa

    A delivery in which the placenta is the presenting part. It may result in exsanguinating hemorrhage.

  • Plan View

    Drawing containing the two-dimensional view of a building as seen from directly above the area

  • Plan View

    Drawing containing the two-dimensional view of a building as seen from directly above the area

  • Plans Review

    Process of reviewing building plans and specifications to determine the safety characteristics of the proposed building generally done before permission is granted to begin construction

  • Plans Review

    Process of reviewing building plans and specifications to determine the safety characteristics of the proposed building generally done before permission is granted to begin construction

  • plantar

    Relating to the sole of the foot.

  • plasma

    The fluid portion of the blood from which the cells have been removed.

  • Plate

    The top or bottom horizontal members of a frame wall. The sole plate is nailed or screwed to the sub-floor, and the top plate is what the roof assembly rests on.

  • platelet

    A small, cellular element in the blood that plays an important role in blood clotting.

  • Platform Construction

    Frame-type construction in which each floor interrupts the exterior studs forming an effective fire-stop at every floor. This is the most common type of construction used to frame modern residences and other small buildings.

  • Platoon

    a subdivision of a fire company, led by a fire officer of either the rank of captain or lieutenant, such that one of several platoons is assigned to duty for a specified period. Also called a "watch". In many areas Read on! →

  • Playpipe

    Base part of a three-part nozzle that extends from the hose coupling to the shutoff.

  • Plec-Tron

    Jargon, brand-name of early radio-frequency paging system for summoning firefighters.

  • pleura

    The membrane lining the outer surface of the lungs (visceral pleura), the inner surface of the chest wall, and the thoracic surface of the diaphragm (parietal pleura).

  • pleural cavity

    A potential space between the parietal and visceral pleurae.

  • pleural effusion

    An excessive accumulation of fluid in the pleural space.

  • pleural space

    A potential space between the two layers of the pleura.

  • pleuritic pain

    Chest pain that is sharp and made worse by deep inhalation, coughing, or laughing. It is characteristic of pleural inflammation, pneumonia or chest wall pathology. Be very careful as 10% of all AMIs can present with this!

  • Plot Plan

    Architectural drawing showing the overall project layout of building areas, driveways, fences, fire hydrants, and landscape features for a given plot of land; view is from directly above

  • Plot Plan

    Architectural drawing showing the overall project layout of building areas, driveways, fences, fire hydrants, and landscape features for a given plot of land; view is from directly above

  • Plug

    Slang term for a fire hydrant. This survives from the days when water mains actually had holes in the tops that were plugged. Many firefighters want to keep this word while many others think it should be replaced with the Read on! →

  • Plug

    Slang term for a fire hydrant. This survives from the days when water mains actually had holes in the tops that, after usage, were plugged with a tapered wooden plug. Many firefighters would like to keep this word while many Read on! →

  • Plywood

    A wooden structural panel formed b gluing and laminating very thing sheets of wood together under pressure. Plywood is still used in some applications but has been replaced in construction by OSB.

  • PMI

    An abbreviation for point of maximal impulse.

  • PNC

    An abbreviation for premature nodal contraction.

  • PND

    An abbreviation for paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. A classic situation where CHF patients will awaken acutely with shortness of breath ~2 hours after laying down. This is due to shifts of peripheral edema back into the blood stream and then into Read on! →

  • pneumonia

    An infectious disease of the lungs. The infection and pus are located in the small airways and alveloli of the affected area.

  • pneumothorax

    Air in the pleural cavity. While abnormal, does not threaten life unless it becomes a tension pneumothorax.

  • PO

    An abbreviation meaning "by mouth".