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Member Of Service (M.O.S.) is a term used in parts of the US for any first responder such as a police officer, firefighter, correction officer, emergency medical technician or paramedic.[1] Originally used as an exclusive term by the (New York City Police Department), its use has expanded throughout the northeast to identify other types of emergency responders.[2] The term is primarily used to identify an emergency responder in need of assistance. The M.O.S. in question may have been in a motor vehicle accident, an assault or shooting.[3] The units responding usually get this information from their dispatcher after receiving a 911 or radio call for "M.O.S. needs help". References[edit]

^ http://www.policemag.com/cop-slang/mos.aspx ^ Book:"M. O. S.: Member of The Service" by C.B. Garris; ISBN 1412252598-BEEPB; EAN: 9781412252591-BEEPB ^ http://www.policemag.com/channel/patrol/news/2011/03/15/dramatic-audio-of-friendly-fire-incident.aspx

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