Common Abbreviations


A/H or AHW or A/H/W    All Hands Working

A/Rv    Armed Robbery

ACW    All Companies Working

ADW    Assault w/ Deadly Weapon

AKA    Also Known As

APT    Apartment

ASAP    As Soon As Possible

BAC    Blood Alcohol Concentration

BC    Battalion Chief

BOLO    Be On The Lookout

BRK    Brick Structure

CBS    Concrete Block Structure

CCW    Carrying Concealed Weapon

CD    Center Divider

CMD    Command/Incident Commander

CO    Commanding Officer

Comm    Commercial Structure

CP    Command Post

CSF    Commercial Structure Fire

DC    Deputy Chief

DEP    Dept of Environmental Protection

DES    Dept of Environmental Services

DIST    District

DIV    Division

DL    Drivers License

DOA    Dead On Arrival/Deceased

DOS    Dead On Scene/Deceased

DPLX    Duplex (2 Family Dwelling)

DTF    Drug Task Force

DUI    Driving Under The Influence

DV    Domestic Violence

Dwell    Dwelling

DWH    Doubtful Will Hold

DWI    Driving While Intoxicated

EB    East-Bound

EDP    Emotionally Disturbed Person

EMS    Emergency Medical Services

ENG    Engine Company

ETA    Estimated Time of Arrival

EXP    Exposure

EXT    Extension

F/I    Fully Involved

FAST    Firefighter Assist & Search Team

FD    Fire Department

FF    Firefighter

FFS    Forest Fire Service

FIU    Fire Investigation Unit

FLR    Floor

G/A    General Alarm

GOA    Gone On Arrival

GSW    Gun Shot Wound

HELO    Helicopter

HOSP    Hospital

IC    Incident Command(er)

IND    Industrial

INDS    Industrial

INJ    Injury

Jaws    Jaws Of Life

K9    Canine Unit

LHS    Left Hand Shoulder

LODD    Line Of Duty Death

LS or L/S    Lines Stetched

LSO or L/S/O    Lines Stretched in Operation

LZ    Landing Zone

M/A    Mutual-Aid

MATL    Material

MCI    Mass Casualty Incident

ME    Medical Examiner

MFD    Multi-Family Dwelling

MH    Mobile Home

MSU    Mask Service Unit

MVA    Motor Vehicle Accident

NB    North-Bound

NFD    No Further Info/Details

NFI    No Further Info/Details

O/S    On Scene

O/T    Over-Turned

OCC    Occupied

OIC    Officer In Charge

OIS    Officer Involved Shooting

OMD    Occupied Multiple Dwelling

O/S    On Scene

Perp    Perpetrator

P/I    Personal Injury

PIO    Public Information Officer

PU    Pick-up Truck

R/A    Rescue Ambulance

RHS    Right Hand Shoulder

RIT    Rapid Intervention Team

R/O    Roll-Over

RP    Reporting Party

RSF    Residential Structure Fire

SB    South-Bound

S/C    Special Call

S/T    Strike Team

SAR    Search & Rescue

SCHL    School

SFD    Single Family Dwelling

SO    Sheriffs Office/Department

SP    State Police

SQD    Squad

SSC    Strip Shopping Center

STA    Station

STT    Story

SUBJ    Subject

SUSP    Suspect

T/F    Task Force

TC    Traffic Collision

U/C    Under Control

USBP    U.S. Border Patrol

USCG    U.S. Coast Guard

UTL    Unable To Locate

VAC    Vacant

VEG    Vegetation/Brush/Grass Fire

VEH    Vehicle

VIC    Victim

WB    West-Bound

W/I    Well Involved

WC    Watch Commander

WF    Working Fire

WHSE    Warehouse

WIT    Witness

Y/O    Year Old



M - Male     F - Female     A - Adult       J - Juvenile


use codes above for insertion of race into a call    examples...

BMA - Black Male Adult    

HFJ - Hispanic Female Juvenile    

WMJ - White Male Juvenile    

AFA - Asian Female Adult