CAD Administration

Administration of the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system used to take incoming calls by dispatch.


A small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose or profession.



Certified CSFM fire investigator


Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE)


Incident Management Team

The Incident Commander, appropriate Command and General Staff personnel assigned to an incident.

  • Incident Management III - xxx
  • Incident Management Team 5 - xxx
  • Type I Incident Management Team - A Type 1 IMT is deployed as a team of 35-50 to manage incidents of national significance and other incidents requiring a large number of local, regional, state, national, and federal resources over multiple operational periods.
  • Statewide Incident Management Team Committee - xxx

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU)

NEU is the abbreviation for the Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

Northrup Grumman Altaris CAD System



Placer County Fire Department

PPE Working Group

A working group created to monitor the regulation of personal protective equipment (That equipment and clothing required to shield or to isolate personnel from thermal, chemical, radiological, physical, or biological hazards).  

State Responsibility Area (SRA)

Areas where CAL FIRE is the primary emergency response agency responsible for fire suppression and prevention.

Statewide Academy


Tactical EMS

The preventive urgent and emergent medical care in support of tactical law enforcement SWAT teams during high-risk tactical law enforcement incidents. 

Type I Level Command Classes


Unified Area Command (UAC)

An organization established to oversee the management of (1) multiple incidents that are each being handled by an ICS organization, or (2) large or multiple incidents to which several Incident Management Teams have been assigned. Area Command has the responsibility to set overall strategy and priorities, allocate critical resources according to priorities, ensure that incidents are properly managed, and ensure that objectives are met and strategies followed. Area Command becomes Unified Area Command when incidents are multijurisdictional. Area Command may be established at an emergency operations center facility or at some location other than an Incident Command Post.

FEMA Sacramento Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) Task Force 7

California Task Force 7 is a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) team based in Sacramento. The team is made up of over 200 members from Sacramento Area Fire agencies, including 37 members from Metro Fire. Team members are highly trained and certified, using some of the latest rescue techniques and equipment in collapse rescue, heavy rigging, logistics support, hazardous materials response, medical care, communications, canine search, technical search, and water rescue. Learn more.

WUI Development Committee

A committee formed to help prepare communities in the wildland urban interface. 

For more definitions see the Firescope California Glossary of Terms