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AAAASF American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
AAAHC Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
AAR Association of American Railroads
ABCS Active Bacterial Core Surveillance
ABRO American Board of Forensic Odontology
ACS Alternate Care Site
ADAPT American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today
AEFI Adverse Effects Following Immunization
AEM Associate Emergency Manager
AHA American Hospital Association
AHRMM Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AIA American Institute of Architects
ALF Animal Liberation Front
ALOHA Area Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres
AMS Aerial Measuring System
ANA American Nursing Association
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AOA American Osteopathic Association
APA American Planning Association
APCSS Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
APHL Agency for Public Health Laboratories
APHT Applied Public Health Team
APWA American Public Works Association
ARAC Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineering
ASG Abu Sayyaf Group
ASHE American Society for Healthcare Engineering
ASTHO Association for State and Territorial Health Officials
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
AWA Animal Welfare Act

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BDRP Biological Defense Research Program
BEIR Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
BERM Bioterrorism & Epidemic Outbreak Response Model
BHPP Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program
BIA Business Impact Analysis
BIDS Biological Integrated Detection System
BNICE Biological, Nuclear, Incendiary, Chemical, Explosive
BRS Biotechnology Regulatory Services
BW Biological Weapon
BWA Biological Warfare Agent
BWC Biological Weapons Convention

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C3 Command, Control, and Coordination
C/B-RRT Chemical Biological Rapid Response Team
CAH Critical Access Hospital
CAP 1—Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor
2—College of American Pathologists
3—Civil Air Patrol
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CART Chemical Agents and Rifle Team
CBDCOM Chemical Biological Defense Command
CBIRF U.S. Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force
CBRED Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Environmental Defense Response Teams
CBRNE Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive
CC Campesino Caballeros
CCID Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases
CCP Casualty Collection Point
CDP Center for Domestic Preparedness
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CG Phosgene
CHAP Community Health Accreditation Program
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CISM Critical Incidence Stress Management
CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMT Crisis Management Team
COBRATF Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, Radiological Training Facility
COTPER Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response
CRED Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Diseases
CSC Coastal Services Center
CSG Counterterrorism Security Group
CSTE Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
CT 1—Counterterrorism
2—Computed Tomography
CWA Chemical Warfare Agent

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DHQP Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
DPMU Disaster Portable Morgue Units
DRG Domestic Readiness Group – interagency body to develop & coordinate preparedness, response, and incident mgmt. policy
DUMBELS Diarrhea, Urination, Miosis, Bronchoconstriction/Bronchorrhea, Emesis, Lacrimation, Salivation
DVC Dispensing/Vaccination Center

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EAS Emergency Alert System
EH Environmental Health
EHS Environmental Health Specialist
EIP Emerging Infections Program
ELF Earth Liberation Front
EMAC 1—Emergency Management Assistance Compact
2—Emergency Medical Assistance Compact
EMRTC Energetic Materials Research & Testing Center (New Mexico Tech) Explosives/Incendiary Attacks
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMSA Emergency Medical Service Authority
EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
EOC Emergency Operations Center – coordinates, communicates, allocates resource & tracks, info. collection, analysis, and dissemination
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EPHI Electronic Protected Health Information
EPZ Emergency Planning Zone
ERG Emergency Response Guidebook
ESAR-VHP Emergency System for Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Professional
EWID Early Warning Infectious Disease

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FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FIRESCOPE Firefighting Resources of Southern California Organized for Potential Emergencies
FIRM Flood Insurance Rate Map
FMT Field Monitoring Team
FOG Field Operations Guide
FRC Federal Resource Coordinator
FRERP Federal Radiological and Emergency Response Plan
FRMAC Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center

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GE General Emergency
GIS Geographic Information System

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HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
HAN Health Alert Network
HAZMAT Hazardous Materials
HCC Hospital Command Center
HEAR Hospital Emergency Administration Radio
HEPA High-Efficiency Particulate Air
HERS Highway Emergency Response Specialist
HERS-A Highway Emergency Response Specialist-Advanced
HERT 1—Hospital Emergency Response Team/Task Force
2—Hospital Emergency Response Training
HFAP Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program
HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
HICS Hospital Incident Command System
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIPPA Healthcare Information Patient Privacy Act
HIRA Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
HMR Hazardous Materials Regulations
HMRT Hazardous Materials Response Teams
HMRU Hazardous Materials Response Unit
HMWMDM Hazardous Materials Weapons of Mass Destruction Monitoring
HMWMDTST Hazardous Materials Weapons of Mass Destruction Technician for Surface Transportation
HMWMDTST-R Hazardous Materials Weapons of Mass Destruction Technician for Surface Transportation-Refresher
HPP Hospital Preparedness Program
HSEEP Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program

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IACP International Association of Chiefs of Police
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICDDC Interstate Civil Defense and Disaster Compact
ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
IEEE Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
IMS Intermodal Response Specialist
IND 1—Improvised Nuclear Device
2—Investigational New Drug

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JAMA Journal of American Medical Association
JTTF Joint Terrorism Task Force
JTWG Joint Terrorism Working Group

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LPHA Local Public Health Agency
LPHS Local Public Health System
LRN Laboratory Response Network

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MCI Mass Casualty Incident
MEDCOM U.S. Army Medical Command
MERRTT U.S. Department of Energy’s Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training Program
MHT Mental Health Team
MSEHP Model State Emergency Health Powers Act

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NACCHO National Association for County and City Health Officials
NAEMT National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
NBC "Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical"
NBHPP National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program
NCAVC National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime
NCBRT National Center for Biomedical Research & Training – Prevention, deterrence & response to terrorist acts, chem-/bio-/ag-related terrorism response (Louisiana State University)
NCEH National Center for Environmental Health
NCIRD National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
NCPDCID National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases
NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement
NCTC National Counterterrorism Center
NDMS National Disaster Medical System
NDPTC National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
NEHA National Environmental Health Association
NEMA National Emergency Management Association
NEPMU New Environmental and Preventive Medicine Units
NERRTC National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center (Texas A&M)
NEST Nuclear Emergency Search Team
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIC National Integration Center
NMRC Naval Medical Research Center
NMRI U.S. Naval Medical Research Institute
NMRT National Medical Response Team
NMSZ New Madrid Seismic Zone
NNDSS National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System
NNRT National Nurse Response Team
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command
NOUE Notification of Unusual Event
NPRT National Pharmacy Response Team
NRCC National Response Coordination Center
NREVSS National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System
NSAA National State Administrative Agency
NSF National Sanitation Foundation
NSGIC National States Geographic Information Council
NSPI National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
NTAS National Terrorism Advisory System
NTED National Training & Education Division
NTF Noble Training Facility
NTS/CTOS Department of Energy’s Nevada Test Site / Counter Terrorism Operations Support
NUREG Nuclear Regulation
NVSN New Vaccine Surveillance Network

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OLMC On-Line Medical Control
OME Office of Medical Examiner
OSPP OSHA Strategic Partnership Program

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PAG Protective Action Guides (Environmental Protection Agency)
PAHPA Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act
PDC Pacific Disaster Center
PDK Personal Decontamination Kits
PHI Protected Health Information
PHICS Public Health Incident Command System
PIP Pandemic Influenza Plan
PTE Potential Threat Element
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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RACES Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
rad Radiation Absorbed Dose
RAIN Recognize, Avoid, Isolate, Notify
RAP Radiological Assistance Program
RCA Riot Control Agents
RDD Radiological Dispersal Device
RDPC Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
RHC 1—Rural Health Clinic
2—Regional Hospital Coordinator
RIP Recognize, Identify, Preserve
RLAF Responder Lanes Assessment Form
RPM Respiration, Perfusion/Pulse, and Mental status
RRCC Regional Response Coordination Center
RRCS Railroad Response Coordination and Safety
RRT Radiological Response Team
RSDL Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion
RSO Radiological Safety Officers
RSS Receive, Stage, and Store
RST Radiological Strike Team
RT Respiratory Therapist
RTDC Responder Training Development Center
RTAP Real-Time Analytical Platform

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SAE Site Area Emergency
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SCBA Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
SFI Strategic Foresight Initiative
SHU Scoville Heat Unit
SLUDGEM Salivation, Lacrimation, Urination, Defecation/diarrhea, Gastric Distress, Emesis, Miosis
SOG Standard Operating Guidelines
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
SPLC Southern Poverty Law Center
START Simple Triage and Rapid Triage System
STEPS-F Surface Transportation Emergency Response Planning for Surface Transportation-Freight Transportation
STEPS-P Surface Transportation Emergency Response Planning for Surface Transportation-Passenger Transportation
STEPS-Sr Surface Transportation Emergency Response Planning for Surface Transportation-Senior Officials
STSR Surface Transportation Specialist Refresher
SWAT Special Weapons and Tactics

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T3 Triage, Treatment, and Transport
TARU Technical Advisory Response Unit
TCS 1—Time/Temperature Control for Safety
2—Tank Car Specialist
TCS-A Tank Car Specialist-Advanced
TEA Threat Environment Assessment
TECP Totally Encapsulating Chemical Protective
TEDE Total Effective Dose Equivalent
TEEX Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
TEPP Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (Department of Energy)
THIRA Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
THMOST Tactical Hazardous Materials Operations to Surface Transportation
TIC Toxic Industrial Chemicals
TIM Toxic Industrial Materials
TOXNET TOXicology Date NETwork
TLO Terminal Learning Objective
TSS Toxic Shock Syndrome
TTCI Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

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USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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VAERS Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
VBIED Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
VHF Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
VMAT Veterinary Medical Assistance Team

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WCU Wounded Care Unit
WISER Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction

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