300 Plus Abbreviations & Acronyms Every Firefighter Should Know

We are expected to use clear text when talking, to ensure the sender understands our message. Have you ever heard someone talk and you only comprehended a fraction of what they said?


The next time you find yourself watching "ER" or "Emergency (Squad 51, you know - Johnny and Roy)", you will be able to better understand what they are saying.


Steve Prziborowski is a Captain with the Santa Clara County (Los Gatos, CA.) Fire Department and has been in the fire service for 12 years. He is also the Fire Technology Coordinator at Chabot College in (Hayward, CA.), where he has been instructing fire technology and EMT courses for 10 years. He is a state certified Chief Officer, Fire Officer, Master Instructor, Hazardous Materials Technician, and state licensed Paramedic. He has an Associate?s degree in Fire Technology, a Bachelor?s degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master?s degree in Emergency Services Administration.

He also publishes a free monthly newsletter geared toward better preparing the future firefighter for a career in the fire service, ?The Chabot College Fire & EMS News,? that is available on his website at www.chabotfire.com