AAR – After Action Report

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

BOCC – Board of County Commissioners

BRIC – Building Resiliency in Communities

CAP – Common Alerting Protocol

CDC – Centers for Disease Control

CEMP – Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

CERT – Community Emergency Response Team

CISA – Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

CISM – Critical Incident Stress Management

CLC – Community Lifeline Components

CMS – Consumable Medical Supplies

CPOD – Community Point of Distribution

CRDR – Center for Regional Disaster Resilience

CTAC – CWS Technical Advisory Committee

CWS – Community Warning System

DART – Disaster Assistance Response Team

DEM – Department of Emergency Management

DHS – Department of Homeland Security

DME – Durable Medical Equipment

DNR – Department of Natural Resources

EAP – Emergency Action Plan

EAS – Emergency Alert System

EMAC – Emergency Management Advisory Committee for the City of Bainbridge Island

EMAT – Emergency Management Assistance Team

EMD – Emergency Management Division

EMPG – Emergency Management Performance Grant

EMS – Emergency Medical Services

EOC – Emergency Operations Center

ESAR – Washington Explorer Search and Rescue, Kitsap Unit 

ESF – Emergency Support Function

FAC – Family Assistance Center

FAST – Functional Assessment Service Teams

FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigations

FCC – Federal Communications Commission

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency 

GIS – Geographic Information System

HAM – Amateur Radio Operators

HHS – Health and Human Services

HIVA – Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Assessment


IAP – Incident Action Plan

ICP – Incident Command Post

ICS – Incident Command System

IMO – Incident Management Organization

IMT – Incident Management Team

IPAWS – Integrated Public Alert and Warning System

IPPW – Integrated Preparedness Plan Workshop

JEMP – Joint Emergency Management Program

JIC – Joint Information Center

KARS – Kitsap Auxiliary Radio Service

KCDEM – Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management

KCSD – Kitsap County Search Dogs

LEP – Limited English Proficiency

LEPC – Local Emergency Planning Committee

LIDARLight Detection and Ranging

MCI – Mass Casualty Incident

MRE – Meals, Ready to Eat

MHMP – Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

MOA – Memorandum of Agreement

MOU – Memorandum of Understanding 

MRC – Medical Reserve Corps

NACCHO – National Association of County and City Health Officials

NEST – Neighborhood Emergency Supplies and Tools

NFP – Non-For Profit

NGO – Non-Governmental Organizations

NFIP – National Flood Insurance Program

NIMS – National Incident Management System

NPA – National Priority Area

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRF – National Response Framework

NWS – National Weather Service

OEM – Office of Emergency Management

OMR – Olympic Mountain Rescue 


PIO – Public Information Officer

POTS – Plain Old Telephone System

PNWER – Pacific NorthWest Economic Region

PSE – Puget Sound Energy

Q&I – Quarantine and Isolation

RCPGP – Regional Catastrophic Planning Group Program

RDS – Radio Digital Signal

SAR – Search and Rescue

SHSP – State Homeland Security Program

SIP – Shelter in Place

SOP – Standard Operating Procedure

SWS – Severe Weather Shelter

THIRA – Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

TIS – Traffic Information System

TSO – Time Sensitive Objective

TTY – Text Telephone

UPS – Uninterruptible Power Supply

USRV – Underwater Search and Rescue Volunteers of Kitsap County

VMS – Variable Message Signs

VOAD – Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster

WaSHWater, Sanitation and Hygiene 

WEA – Wireless Emergency Alerts

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