City of Charlottesville, VA Fire
|Chapter:||II - Definition of Terms|
To provide a means of producing clear and concise communications through the reasonable use of abbreviations within the Fire Department's records and reports.
A. Within this policy there shall be provided a listing of approved abbreviations which are appropriate for use in all department written communications.
B. Unapproved abbreviations may be utilized in a communique provided that a clear and specific definition of that abbreviation is provided within that communique.
C. Utilization of abbreviations shall be at the discretion of the communicator but shall not be utilized in such a manner as to hinder clarity or continuity of the communique.
A. Months of the year:
Jan. - January Feb. - February Mar. - March Apr. - April May - May Jun. - June Jul. - July Aug. - August Sept. - September Oct. - October Nov. - November Dec. - December
B. Days of the week:
Mon. - Monday Tues. - Tuesday Wed. - Wednesday Thurs. - Thursday Fri. - Friday Sat. - Saturday Sun. - Sunday
N - North S - South E - East W - West NE - Northeast NW - Northwest SE - Southeast SW - Southwest
BC - Battalion Chief Capt. - Captain DC - Deputy Chief FC - Fire Chief FF - Fire Fighter FM - Fire Marshal FP - Fire Prevention IC - Incident Commander OIC - Officer-In-Charge PIO - Public Information Officer Lt. - Lieutenant Disp. - Dispatcher Mech. - Mechanic
Bldg. - Building Blvd. - Boulevard Co. - Company Comm. - Communications C.P. - Command Post Dept. - Department DOA - Dead On Arrival Dr. - Drive Eng. - Engine E.R. - Emergency Room F.D. - Fire Department I.C.S. - Incident Command System Insp. - Inspection L.P.G. - Liquified Petroleum Gas Ln. - Lane P.D. - Police Department St. - Street Trk. - Truck
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