Acronym Listing

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ACE
American Council on Education
AFGP
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
APR
Applied Research Project
ATF
U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
BLM
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
BOV
Board of Visitors
CDC
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CERT
Community Emergency Response Team
CFSI
Congressional Fire Services Institute
CIP
Critical Infrastructure Protection
ComNET
Communications, News, Equipment, and Training
COO
Chief Operating Officer
CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CSB
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
DHS
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DOD
U.S. Department of Defense
DOJ
U.S. Department of Justice
DOT
U.S. Department of Transportation
EDITH
Exit Drills in the Home
EFOP
Executive Fire Officer Program
EIN
Employer Identification Number
EMI
Emergency Management Institute/FEMA
EMS
Emergency Medical Services
EMR-ISAC
Emergency Management and Response - Information Sharing and Analysis Center
EOC
Emergency Operations Center
ERT
Emergency Response to Terrorism
FAQ
Frequently Asked Question
FBI
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCC
U.S. Federal Communications Commission
FDID
Fire Department Identification Number
FEMA
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
FICEMS
Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services
FOIA
Freedom of Information Act
FY
Fiscal Year
GSA
General Services Administration
HMEP
Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness
IAFC
International Association of Fire Chiefs
IAFF
International Association of Fire Fighters
ICS
Incident Command System
IEMS
Integrated Emergency Management System
LRC
Learning Resource Center
MOA
Memorandum of Agreement
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
NETC
National Emergency Training Center
NFA
National Fire Academy/USFA
NFDC
National Fire Data Center/USFA
NFIC
National Fire Information Council
NFIRS
National Fire Incident Reporting System
NFP
National Fire Programs/USFA
NFPA
National Fire Protection Association
NFPCA
National Fire Protection and Control Administration
NHTSA
U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIFC
U.S. National Interagency Fire Center
NIJ
U.S. National Institute of Justice
NIMS
National Incident Management System
NIOSH
U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIST
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology
NRP
National Response Plan
NTIS
U.S. National Technical and Information Service
NTSB
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
NVFC
National Volunteer Fire Council
NWCG
National Wildfire Coordinating Group
ODP
U.S. Office of Domestic Programs/DHS
ORA
Outstanding Research Award
OSHA
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
POC
Point of Contact
POV
Privately Owned Vehicle
PPE
Personal Protective Equipment
PSA
Public Service Announcement
PSOB
Public Safety Officer Benefits
R&D
Research and Development
RDP
Regional Delivery Program
RFSI
Residential Fire Safety Institute
RHAVE
Risk, Hazard, and Value Evaluation
RSS
Really Simple Syndication
SAFER
Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response
SCBA
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
SOP
Standard Operating Procedure
SWP
State Weekend Program
TIMS
Traffic Incident Management Systems
TRADE
Training Resources and Data Exchange
T-t-T
Train-the-Trainer
UL
Underwriters Laboratories
USAR
Urban Search and Rescue
USCG
U.S. Coast Guard
USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USFA
U.S. Fire Administration
VIP
Volunteer Incentive Program
WMD
Weapons of Mass Destruction