Glossary of Terms

AAR – After Action Report
ALS – Advanced Life Support
ARC – American Red Cross
BLS – Basic Life Support
CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHC – Community Health Center
CMED – Central Medical Emergency Direction
DMAT – Disaster Medical Assistance Team
DMORT – Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams
ECP – Emergency Coordination Plan
EDS – Emergency Dispensing Site(s)
EM – Emergency Management
EMS – Emergency Medical Services
EOC – Emergency Operations Center
EOP – Emergency Operations Plan
FMS – Federal Medical Station
HHS – US Department of Health and Human Services
HMAP – Healthcare Mutual Aid Plan
HMCC – Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition
HHAN – Health and Homeland Alert Network
IC – Incident Commander
ICS – Incident Command System
IMSURT – International Medical Surgical Response Teams
JIC – Joint Information Center
LACP – Large Ambulatory Care Practice
LBOH – Local Board of Health(s)
LTC – Long-term Care facilities
MassMAP – Massachusetts Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan
MDPH – Massachusetts Department of Public Health
MEMA – Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
MOU – Memorandum of Understanding
MRC – Medical Reserve Corps
NDMS – National Disaster Medical System
NIMS – National Incident Management System
NVRT – National Veterinary Response Teams
OPEM – Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management
PH – Public Health
PHEP – Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
SME – Subject Matter Expert(s)
SNS – Strategic National Stockpile
VA – Veterans Affairs
VNA – Visiting Nurse Association
WebEOC – Web Emergency Operations Center