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National Resource Typing Glossary of Terms and Definitions
October 2004
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Resource Typing Glossary

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Canine Recovery Team (Cadaver Dog Team; K-9 Recovery Team)
Team provides highly trained air scent recovery dog teams for search and recovery operations for deceased victims. xlpharmacy.com

Canine Search Team (Search Dog Team; Dog Rescue Team; K-9 Rescue Team)
Team provides highly trained search dog teams for search and rescue operations for living and deceased victims in a variety of environments.  Teams can be broken into three capabilities:  air scent (primary), tracking/trailing, and disaster dogs.

Cave Search and Rescue Team (Technical Rescue Team)
Team performs search and rescue services to locate and remove injured, lost, or deceases individuals from caves and caverns.  Team members work in totally dark environments that may include vertical drops, narrow or small spaces, boulder fields and scree slopes, cold, and water hazards.

Chemical/Biological (C/B) Protective Ensemble
A compliant vapor-protective ensemble that is also certified as being compliant with the additional requirements for protection against C/B warfare agents such as vapors, gases, liquids, and particulate.  (National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] Standard # 1991)

Chemical Warfare Agent
A chemical substance (such as a nerve agent, blister agent, blood agent, choking agent, or irritating agent) used to kill, seriously injure, or incapacitate people through its physiological effects.

Chillers and Air Handlers
A portable system that produces cold water through a series of components. When equipped with an air handler, cold air is generated and distributed. Requires mobilization to the desired site along with setup requirements, such as power hookup, water connections, and duct installation.

Collapse Search and Rescue Team (Technical Rescue Team)
Team responds to locate, rescue, and recover individuals trapped in a fallen structure or buried in structural collapse.

Communications Support Team, Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
A CAP Communications Support Team establishes and maintains CAP communications infrastructure in support of Federal, State, and local agencies.

Confined Space Search and Rescue Team (Mine Search and Rescue)
Team provides search and rescue services to individuals in an enclosed area with limited entry or egress, which has a configuration not designed for human occupancy, such that an entrant could become trapped or asphyxiated.  An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permit is required for confined space operations.

Crawler Cranes
Crawler cranes have a steel undercarriage.  Usually used for long-term applications where significant weights and reaches are a factor.  Stabilization is accomplished through precise boom and counterweight configuration.  Best used on level working areas.  Several mobilization units will be required to transport boom units and counterweights.  Set-up time can be accomplished with relative ease and speed once all components are available for assembly.

Crew Transport
Any vehicle capable of transporting a specified number of crew personnel in a specified manner.

Critical Care Transport (CCT)
An ambulance transport of a patient from a scene or a clinical setting whose condition warrants care commensurate with the scope of practice of a physician or registered nurse (e.g., capable of providing advanced hemodynamic support and monitoring, use of ventilators, infusion pumps, advanced skills, therapies, and techniques).

Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISMT)
A Critical Incident Stress Management Team is responsible for the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress among emergency responders in accordance with the standards of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). Team composition, management, membership and governance varies, but can include psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and licensed professional counselors.

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