Emergency Responder Acronyms

Office of Emergency Management

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AAR
After Action Report

ACF
Alternate Care Facility

ACLS
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

ACS
Auxiliary Communications Service

AEOC
Alternate Emergency Operations Center

ALS
Advanced Life Support

ANG
Air National Guard

AQMD
Air Quality Management District

ARC
American Red Cross

ARNG
Army National Guard

ASPR
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms


BAP
Business Automation Plan

BCP
Business Continuity Plan

BEC
Building Emergency Coordinator

BICEPP
Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness

BLS
Basic Life Support

BOS
Board of Supervisors


CALEMA
California Emergency Management Agency

CALTRANS
California Department of Transportation

CALWAS
California Warning System

CANG
California Air National Guard

CAO
Chief Administrative Office(r)

CBRNE
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive

CCC
Citizen Corps Council

CDC
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CEM
Certified Emergency Manager

CEO
Chief Executive Office(r)

CEOC
County Emergency Operations Center

CEPEC
California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council

CERT
Community Emergency Response Team

CESFRS
California Emergency Service Fire radio System

CESRS
California Emergency Services radio System

CG
Coast Guard

CHP
California Highway Patrol

CIO
Chief Information Office

CISD
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

CISN
California Integrated Seismic Network

CLEMARS
California Law enforcement Mutual Aid Radio System

CLERS
California Law Enforcement Radio System

COE
County Office of Education

COG
Continuity of Government

CONOPS
Concept of Operations

COOP
Continuity of Operations

CP
Command Post

CPG
Civil Preparedness Guide

CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CST
Civil Support Team

CSTI
California Specialized Training Institute

CWIRS
Countywide Integrated Radio System


DA
District Attorney

DAA
Delegated Authority Agreement

DART
Disaster Assessment Recovery Team

DCFS
Department of Children and Family Services

DCS
Disaster Communication Service
(LA County Ham Radio)

DEA
Drug Enforcement Administration

DEC
Department Emergency Coordinator

Decon
Decontamination

DFO
Disaster Field Office

DHHS
Department of Health and Human Services

DHR
Department of Human Resources

DHS
Department of Health Services

DHS
Department of Homeland Security

DMA
Disaster Management Area

DMAC
Disaster Management Area Coordinator

DMAT
Disaster Medical Assistance Team

DMH
Department of Mental Health

DMORT
Disaster Mortuary Response Team

DO
Duty Officer

DOC
Department Operations Center

DOD
Department of Defense

DOE
Department of Energy

DOJ
Department of Justice

DOT
Department of Transportation

DPSS
Department of Public Social Services

DPW
Department of Public Works

DRC
Disaster Resource Center

DSC
Disaster Service Center

DSF
Disaster Staging Facility

DSR
Damage Survey Report

DSW
Disaster Services Worker

DWP
Department of Water and Power

DWR
California Department of Water Resources


EAS
Emergency Alert System

EDAC
Employee Disaster Assistance Coordinator

EDIS
Emergency Digital Information System

EMAC
Emergency Management Assistance Compact

EMC
Emergency Management Council

EMIS
Emergency Management Information System

EMMA
Emergency Managers Mutual Aid

EMPG
Emergency Management Performance Grant

EMS
Emergency Medical Services

EMSA
Emergency Medical Services Authority

EMT
Emergency Medical Technician

ENLA
Emergency Network Los Angeles

EOB
Emergency Operations Bureau

EOC
Emergency Operations Center

EOD
Emergency Operations Division

EOP
Emergency Operating Procedures

EPA
Environmental Protection Agency

EPC
Emergency Preparedness Commission

EPD
Emergency Preparedness Department

EPI
Emergency Public Information

EPI
Epidemiology

ERG
Emergency Response Guide

ERP
Emergency Response Plan

ESAR VHP
Emergency System for Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals

ESF
Emergency Support Function

ESP
Emergency Survival Program

ETA
Estimated Time of Arrival


FAA
Federal Aviation Administration

FAR
Finance, Administration, Recovery

FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation

FCC
Federal Coordinating Center

FCC
Federal Communications Commission

FCO
Federal Coordinating Officer

FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency

FIRESCOPE
Firefighting Resources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies

FRERP
Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan

FRP
Federal Response Plan

FTS
Field Treatment Site


GIS
Geographic Information System

GMS
Grants Management System

GPS
Global Positioning System


HAZMAT
Hazardous Material

HEAR
Hospital Emergency Administrative Radio

HICS
Hospital Incident Command System

HSEEP
Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program

HSGP
Homeland Security Grant Program

HSPD
Homeland Security Presidential Directive


IAP
Incident Action Plan

IC
Incident Commander

ICS
Incident Command System

IED
Improvised Explosive Device

IJ
Investment Justification

IS
Independent Study

ISD
Internal Services Department

IT
Information Technology


JCCLA
Joint meeting of the City of Los Angeles Emergency Operations Board and the County of Los Angeles Emergency Management Council

JEOC
Joint Emergency Operations Center

JIC
Joint Information Center

JIS
Joint Information System

JOC
Joint Operations Center

JPA
Joint Powers Agreement

JRIC
Joint Regional Intelligence Center

JTTF
Joint Terrorism Task Force


LACERA
Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association

LAPD
Los Angeles Police Department

LARTCS
Los Angeles Regional Tactical Communications System

LASD
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

LAUSD
Los Angeles Unified School District

LAX
Los Angeles International Airport

LDRPS
Living Disaster Recovery Planning System

LETPP
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program


MAC
Medical Alert Center

MAC
Multi Agency Coordination

MARAC
Mutual Aid Regional Advisory Committee

MCI
Multiple Casualty Incident

MOU
Memorandum of Understanding

MRE
Meals Ready to Eat

MSEL
Master Sequence of Events List

MTA
Metropolitan Transportation Authority


NAWAS
National Warning System

NBC
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

NDMS
National Disaster Medical System

NEMIS
National Emergency Management Information System

NEST
Nuclear Emergency Search Team

NEXS
National Exercise Schedule

NIC
NIMS Integration Center

NIMS
National Incident Management System

NIPP
National Infrastructure Protection Plan

NMRT
National Medical Response Team

NOC
National Operations Center

NPG
National Preparedness Goal

NPS
National Pharmaceutical Stockpile

NRP
National Response Plan

NRT
National Response Team

NVOAD
National Volunteer Organization Active in Disasters

NWS
National Weather Service


OA
Operational Area

OAAB
Operational Area Advisory Board

OASIS
Operational Area Satellite Information System

ODP
Office of Domestic Preparedness

OEM
Office of Emergency Management

OES (Now: CalEMA)
(Governor’s) Office of Emergency Services
Now: California Emergency Management Agency

OHS (Now: CalEMA)
(Governor’s) Office of Homeland Security
Now: California Emergency Management Agency

OIC
Officer in Charge

OPS
Office of Public Safety

OPS
Operations

OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


PAN FLU
Pandemic Influenza

PDA
Preliminary Damage Assessment

PDM
Pre-Disaster Mitigation

PIA
Public Information Announcement

PIO
Public Information Officer

POD
Point of Dispensing

PPE
Personal Protective Equipment

PSAP
Public Safety Answering Point

PSGP
Port Security Grant Program


RACES
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services

RDD
Radiological Dispersal Device

REDDINET
Rapid Emergency Digital Data Information Network

REOC
Regional Emergency Operations Center

RFI
Request for Information

RFP
Request for Proposal

RIMS
Response Information Management System


SARS
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SBA
Small Business Administration

SCE
Southern California Edison

SCESA
Southern California Emergency Services Association

SCO
State Coordinating Officer

SEMS
Standardized Emergency Management System

SHB
Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau

SHSGP
State Homeland Security Grants Program

SITREP
Situation Report

SNAP
Specific Needs Assessment Planning

SNS
Strategic National Stockpile

SOC
State Operations Center

SOP
Standard Operating Procedure

SPA
Service Provider Area

SSCOT
State Strategic Committee on Terrorism

SubCom
EMC Subcommittee


TCL
Target Capabilities List

TEW
Terrorist Early Warning Group

TSGP
Transit Security Grant Program

TTX
Table Top Exercise


UASI
Urban Area Security Initiative

UC
Unified Command

USAR
Urban Search and Rescue

USCG
United States Coast Guard


VA
Veterans Administration

VIP
Very Important Person

VIPS
Volunteers in Police Service

VOAD
Volunteer Organization Active in Disasters


WHO
World Health Organization

WMD
Weapon of Mass Destruction