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    I am currently going to a college based fire academy. I was wondering if any knew of a place I could find the definitions to firefighter terminology.

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    you might try some of the firefighter exam prep books out there. Often times there are some good vocab sections in them.

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    A firefighter is trained and equipped for firefighting - extinguishing fires and heat-emitting chemical incidents.

    A definition is a statement of the meaning of a word or phrase

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurassic96 View Post
    I am currently going to a college based fire academy. I was wondering if any knew of a place I could find the definitions to firefighter terminology.
    Try looking in your textbooks.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jurassic96 View Post
    I am currently going to a college based fire academy. I was wondering if any knew of a place I could find the definitions to firefighter terminology.
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Try looking in your textbooks.
    I must commend myself on showing restraint for not posting a smart@ss comment until after someone else did. (pat, pat, pat)
    That said; I'm sure there are some instructors at this "college based fire academy" you could ask too.

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    What kind of terminology are you talking about man? Slang terms that we use around the fire house(lid, pin job, the box) or actual terms(flashover,GPM,flat load, etc.)

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    Originally Posted by jurassic96
    I am currently going to a college based fire academy. I was wondering if any knew of a place I could find the definitions to firefighter terminology.

    Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    Try looking in your textbooks.
    I must commend myself on showing restraint for not posting a smart@ss comment until after someone else did. (pat, pat, pat)
    That said; I'm sure there are some instructors at this "college based fire academy" you could ask too
    Carpe Opportunitam!
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    Should be able to Google those answers or there should be a Glossary someplace online.

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