Emergency Management Acronyms

ARC

American Red Cross

ARRL

American Radio Relay League, Inc.

CBO

Community-Based Organization

CC

Crisis Counseling

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

CERT

Community Emergency Response Team

COOP

Continuity of Operations

DAE

Disaster Assistance Employee

DDC

Disaster District Committee

DEM

Division of Emergency Management

DFO

Disaster Field Office

DHHS

US Department of Health and Human Services

DHS

US Department of Homeland Security

DISC

Disaster Information Support Center

DMAT

Disaster Medical Assistance Team

DMORT

Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team

DOD

Department of Defense

DRC

Disaster Recovery Center

DUA

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

EAS

Emergency Alert System

EMAC

Emergency Management Assistance Compact

EOC

Emergency Operations Center

EOP

Emergency Operations Plan

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ERT

Emergency Response Team

ESC

Emergency Support Center

ESF

Emergency Support Function

FCO

Federal Coordinating Officer

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

GIS

Geographic Information System

GPS

Global Positioning System

HA

Housing Assistance

HAN

Health Alert Network

HVA

Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

IA

Individual Assistance

IAEM

International Association of Emergency Managers

ICS

Incident Command System

IDEAS

Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance

IHP

Individual and Household Programs

JFO

Joint Field Office

KAT

Katrina Aid Today

LDR

Lutheran Disaster Response

LHA

Local Health Authority

LHD

Local Health Department

MSpNS

Medical Special Needs Shelters

NGO

Non-Governmental Organization

NIMS

National Incident Management System

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

OES

Office of Emergency Services

PCC

Preparedness Coordinating Council

PIO

Public Information Officer

SBA

Small Business Administration

SERT

State Emergency Response Team

SNS

Strategic National Stockpile

SOC

State Operations Center

SOG

Standard Operating Guideline(s)

TRAC

Trauma Regional Advisory Committee

UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

USAR

Urban Search and Rescue

VOAD

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster