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Quiz: How well do you know fireground operational acronyms?

Among the many, many acronyms used by firefighters, two stand out as critical to an efficient and successful response; learn more and test your knowledge


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The fire service is flush with more than 300 acronyms that fire crews use at the station and on calls, but few are important enough for every firefighter to immediately memorize. However, in a recent article, Jim Spell outlined two critical acronyms that crews should know when working the fireground.

Read Spell’s article, “2 operational acronyms firefighters must learn,” and then test your knowledge with our quiz below.


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