Rules for Missouri Fire Protection Districts

XXI. Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms

AD: Ambulance District

ADA: Americans with Disability Act

AD&D: Accidental Death and Dismemberment (see A&S)

AED: Automated External Defibrillator a/k/a Automatic External Defibrillator

AGO: Attorney General’s Office

AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (see HIV)

aka: also known as; aka “a/k/a”

AKS: Anti-Kickback Statute

ALS: Advanced Life Support

A&S: Accident and Sickness (see AD&D)

ASAP: As Soon As Possible

AV: Assessed Valuation (see FMV and MV)

BEMS: Bureau of EMS (Missouri)

BGI: Background Investigation

BLS: Basic Life Support

BNDD: Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (DEA predecessor)

BOD: Board of Directors

BOEC: Board of Election Commissioners

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CADBT: Certified Ambulance District Board Training

CFDBT: Certified Fire District Board Training

CFR: Code of Federal Regulations

CLIA: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

CMPL: Civil Monetary Penalties Law

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

COI: Conflict of Interest

CPA: Certified Public Accountant

CPI: Consumer Price Index

CSR: Code of State Regulation

DEA: Drug Enforcement Agency (federal; see BNDD)

DHSS: Department of Health and Senior Services (Missouri)

DOJ: Department of Justice (federal)

DOLIR: Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (Missouri)

DOT: Department of Transportation (federal)

EC: EMS Chief

ED: Emergency Director, Emergency Department or Eastern District (of Appeals)

EEO: Equal Employment Opportunity

EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EFT: Electronics Fund Transfer

EIN: Employer Identification Number (see FEIN)

EMS: Emergency Medical Services

EMT: Emergency Medical Technician

EMT-B: EMT-Basic

EMT-I: EMT-Intermediate

EMT-P: Paramedic

E&O: Errors and Omissions insurance (see GL)

EpiPen®: Epinephrine auto-injector brand name

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency (federal)

ERMA: Emergency Medical Response Agency

EEZ: Economic Enhancement Zones (see TIF)

FASB: Financial Accounting Standards Board (see GASB)

FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation

FC: Fire Chief or Fire Captain

FCA: False Claims Act

FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (see NCUSIF)

FEIN: Federal Employer Identification Number (see EIN)

FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Association

FD: Fire Department or Fire District (see FPA and FPA)

FFAM: Fire Fighters of Missouri

FLSA: Fair Labor Standards Act

FMLA: Family Medical Leave Act

FMV: Fair Market Value a/k/a MV (see AV)

FPA: Fire Protection Association (see FD and FPD)

FPD: Fire Protection District (see FD and FPA)

FRTI or MoFRTI: Fire and Rescue Training Institute (University of Missouri)

GAAP: Generally accepted accounting principles

GASB: Government Accounting Standards Board (see FASB)

GF: General Fund

GINA: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

GIS: Geographic Information Services

GL: General Liability insurance (see E&O)

GTI: Government Training Institute (of MARC)

HAZMAT or HM: Hazardous Materials

HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HITECH: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health

HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (see AIDS)

HM: Hazardous Materials a/k/a HAZMAT

HSO: Health and Safety Officer a/k/a SO or ISO

HSS: Health and Human Services (federal)

IOG: Office of Inspector General (of CMS)

IP: Individual personal Property a/k/a PP (see RE and RP)

IRC: Internal Revenue Code

IRS: Internal Revenue Service

ISO: Incident Safety Officer a/k/a HSO or SO; Insurance Services Office

LAGERS: Local Government Employees Retirement System (Missouri)

LODD: Line Of Duty Death

MA: Mutual Aid (see AA)

MAA: Missouri Ambulance Association

MAC: Missouri Association of Counties

MAFC: Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs

MAFPD: Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts

MAPPI: Missouri Association for Public Purchasing (see NIGP)

MARC: Mid-America Regional Council

MEC: Missouri Ethics Commission

MDC: Missouri Department of Conservation

MEMSA: Missouri EMS Association

MML: Missouri Municipal League

MOCPS: Missouri Center for Patient Safety

MoDOT: Missouri Department of Transportation

MoFRTI: Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (University of) a/k/a FRTI

MOU: Memorandum of Understanding

MSBA: Missouri School Board Association

MV: Market Value a/k/a FMV (see AV)

NAEFO: National Association of Elected Fire Officials

NAP: National Association of Parliamentarians

NFA: National Fire Academy a/k/a USFA

NFPA: National Fire Protection Association

NHTSA: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NIGP: National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (see MAPPI)

NIMS: National Incident Management System

NPI: National Provider Identifier

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support

PCR: Patient Care Report

PD: Police Department (see SD and SO)

PF: Pension Fund

PL: Public Law

PP: Personal Property a/k/a IP (see RE and RP)

PPE: Personal Protective Equipment

PSES: Patient Safety Evaluation System

PSO: Patient Safety Organization

PSOB: Public Safety Officer Benefits

RE: Real Estate property (see IP and PP); a/k/a RP

RP: Real property (see IP and PP); a/k/a RE

RSMo: Revised Statutes of Missouri

  • §: section
  • §§: sections

SCHIP: State Children’s Health Insurance Program

SD: Sheriff’s Department (see PD and SO) or Southern District (of Appeals)

SFMO: State Fire Marshal Office

SO: Sheriff’s Office (see PD and SD) or Safety Officer a/k/a HSO or ISO

SOG: Standard Operating Guideline (see SOP)

SOP: Standard Operating Procedure (see SOG)

SoS: Secretary of State

TIF: Tax Increment Financing (see EEZ)

USC: United States Code

USFA: United States Fire Academy a/k/a NFA

USFS: United States Forest Service

WD: Western District (of Appeals)