Emergency Management Acronyms

ARC

American Red Cross

BCFS

Baptist Child and Family Services

CBO

Community-Based Organization

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

CERT

Community Emergency Response Team

COOP

Continuity of Operations

DAC

Disaster Assistance Center

DC

District Coordinator

DDC

Disaster District Chair

DDC

Disaster District Committee

DFO

Disaster Field Office

DHHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DHS

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DMAT

Disaster Medical Assistance Team

DMORT

Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team

DRC

Disaster Recovery Center

D-SNAP

Disaster Supplemental National Assistance Program

EAS

Emergency Alert System

EDEN

Texas Extension Disaster Education Network

EM

Emergency Management

EMC

Emergency Management Coordinator

EMC

Texas Emergency Management Council

EOC

Emergency Operations Center

EOP

Emergency Operations Plan

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ERT

Emergency Response Team

ESF

Emergency Support Function

FAST

Functional Assessment Service Teams

FCO

Federal Coordinating Officer

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FHA

Federal Housing Administration

GIS

Geographic Information System

GLO

Texas General Land Office

HA

Housing Assistance

HAN

Health Alert Network

HUD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

IA

Individual Assistance

IAEM

International Association of Emergency Managers

IAP

Incident Action Plan

ICP

Incident Command Post

ICS

Incident Command System

IHP

Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program

IMT

Incident Management Team

JFO

Joint Field Office

JIC

Joint Information Center

LDR

Lutheran Disaster Response

LEPC

Local Emergency Planning Committee

LHA

Local Health Authority

LHD

Local Health Department

LTRC

Long-Term Recovery Committee

MDS

Mennonite Disaster Service

NDRF

National Disaster Recovery Framework

NEMA

National Emergency Management Association

NFIP

National Flood Insurance Program

NGO

Non-Governmental Organization

NIMS

National Incident Management System

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRF

National Response Framework

NVOAD

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

OEM

Office of Emergency Management

PCC

Preparedness Coordinating Council

PIO

Public Information Officer

POD

Points of Distribution

RAC

Regional Advisory Council

SAR

Search and Rescue

SBA

Small Business Administration

SCO

State Coordinating Officer

SERC

State Emergency Response Commission

SMT

State Management Team

SNS

Strategic National Stockpile

SOC

State Operations Center

SOG

Standard Operating Guideline(s)

SOP

Standard Operating Procedures

STEAR

State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry

TBM

Texas Baptist Men

TDEM

Texas Division of Emergency Management

TDI

Texas Department of Insurance

TEWAS

Texas Warning System

THIRA

Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

TLETS

Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems

TRAC

Trauma Regional Advisory Committee

TSA

Trauma Service Area

TSA

Transitional Sheltering Assistance

TSA

The Salvation Army

TWC

Texas Workforce Commission

UCC

United Church of Christ

UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

USAR

Urban Search and Rescue

VAL

Volunteer Agency Liaison

VOAD

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster