AC Area Command
ACPArea Command Post
ANGAir National Guard
AOBD Air Operations Branch Director
AOR Area of Responsibility
ARC American Red Cross
AREP Agency Representative
ASG Air Support Group
ATC Air Traffic Control
ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substance Disease Registry
C2 Command and Control
CAAGCommonwealth Analysis and Assessment Group
Joint Force Head Quarter (JFHQ) -J 2/KYEM Planning and Incident Management Leads
■ Responsible for gathering situation intelligence from pre-planned, ad hoc and social media sources
■ Develops and executes the Incident Assessment Plan
■ Produces the Commonwealth Analysis Report
■ Monitors WebEOC – Significant Actions Board
■ Manages the WebEOC – County Status Board
■ Manages the CAAG – Status Board (Situation Report)
■ Responsible for WebEOC Board – CAAG Status Board (Overall Assessment)
■ Produces the CAAG Briefing (Battle Rhythm 1300)
■ CAAG Operations Cell
■ Scalable workforce directed to collect data from multiple sources to  gain detail information to support the situational awareness  mission to include Phone, Radio, Social Media, Commercial Media
■ Updates WebEOC County Status Board and geospatial status map
CAUCommonweath Unified Command
■ State Responsibility meeting the Citizen/Local Government Requirements
■ Commanded by the Governor
■ Standing Members – The Adjutant General, Director, Division of Emergency Management
■ Additional Cabinet Representative as required
■ Commonwealth Unified Command Brief (Battle Rhythm 1600)
CBIRF Chemical/Biological Incident Response Force
CBRNEChemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (Threat)
CCCD Chemical Causality Care Division (USAMRICD)
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEOCCommonwealth Emergency Operations Center
■ State Responsibility meeting the Citizen/Local Government Requirements
■ Commanded by the Governor
■ Standing Members – The Adjutant General, Director, Division of Emergency Management
■  Additional Cabinet Representative as required
■ Commonwealth Unified Command Brief (Battle Rhythm 1600)
CERCCommonwealth Emergency Response Commission
CERFPCBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGIGCommonwealth Geospatial Information Group
■ Responsible for representing operations, impact and future operations  geospatially
■ Coordinates other agency geospatial reference documents
■ Monitors WebEOC – Significant Actions Board
■ Creates geospatial status map
■ Responsible for WebEOC Board – CGIG Products Board (Available  Products)
■ Supports the CAAG and CPG Briefing (Battle Rhythm 1300/1400)
■ Direct support to the CEOC CUC Briefing (Battle Rhythm 1600)
■ Supports the V-USA Data feeds and Flex Viewer
■ Virtual Workspace – Coordinates common workspace to integrate and  make available all response elements mapping products
CISMCritical Incident Stress Management
CJECounty Judge Executive
CJICCommonwealth Joint Information Center
KYEM-Public Affairs and DMA-Public Affairs
■ Responsible for crafting the Commonwealth message to the Citizens
■ Prepares the comments for the CUC/Governor
■ Provides Liaison to CAAG
■ Drafts the lead paragraph for the 3-Hour Situation Report
■ Coordinates Press Releases
■ Coordinates Press Conferences
■ Manages the Public Facing Web Portals and Social Media
■ Monitors WebEOC – Significant Actions Board and CAAG Status Board
■ Responsible for WebEOC Board – CJIC Status
CSTCivil Support Team
DESDisaster and Emergency Services
A county/ city organization comprised of chief elected officials, the local emergency management director, emergency services department heads or agency chiefs, public agencies and others as defined in KRS 39B.050.
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DMAT Disaster Medical Assistance Team
DMORT Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team
DOCDepartment Operations Center
DoD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
ECICEmergency Communications & Information Center
EISEmergency Interim Successors
EMEmergency Management or Emergency Manager
EMAEmergency Management Agency
The county/ city Emergency Management unit.
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EOC Emergency Operations Center
EOP Emergency Operations Plan
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERFOG Emergency Responder Field Operating Guide
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FOG Field Operating Guide
FSCFinance/Administration Section Chief
GIS Geographic Information System
GSUL Ground Support Unit Leader
HAZMAT Hazardous Material
HHS Department of Health & Human Services
HLSA Homeland Security Act
HMRUHAZMAT Response Unit
HSPD Homeland Security Presidential Directive
IAP Incident Action Plan
IAW In Accordance With
IC Incident Commander
IC or UC Incident Command or Unified Command
ICP Incident Command Post
ICS Incident Command System
IMTIncident Management Team
IPTIntegrated Process Team
ITS Information Technology Specialist
JFHQ- JOCJoint Force Headquarters /Joint Operations Center
■ Responsible for Guard Situation Awareness
■ Issues Alert and Mobilization Orders
■ Provides Liaison to CEOC and JAOC-R
■ Mission assigns Guard Units
■ Coordinates Military EMAC (Ingress/Egress from/to JRSOI)
■ Manages the Public Facing Web Portals and Social Media
■ Monitors WebEOC – Significant Actions Board and JOC Status Board  (Guard Stats)
■ Responsible for WebEOC Board – JOC Status Board (Guard Stats)
JIC Joint Information Center
JIS Joint Information System
JRSOIJoint Reception Staging & Onward Integration Centers
KOHSKentucky Office of Homeland Security
KRSKentucky Revised Statues
KYEMKentucky Emergency Management
LAN Local Area Network
LEPCLocal Emergency Planning Committee
LNO Liaison Officer
LSC Logistics Section Chief
MAC Multi-agency Coordination
MACS Multi-agency Coordination System
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NEST Nuclear Emergency Support Team
NG National Guard
NGO Non-Governmental Organizations
NIMS National Incident Management System
NOTAM Notice to Airmen
NRP National Response Plan
OEMOffice of Emergency Management
The county/ city Emergency Management unit
OHSOffice of Homeland Security
The county/ city Homeland Security unit.
OPSEC Operations Security
OPSUM Operational Summary
OSC Operations Section Chief
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PIO Public Information Officer
POVPersonally Owned Vehicle
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PS-BEOCPrivate Sector Business Emergency Operations Center
PSC Planning Section Chief
RAORegional Administrative Officer
The Kentucky Emergency Management Agency has 11 administrative regions. Click here to visit the KYEM Regional Response Offices page:
RAORegional Administrative Officer
Administrative responsibility for the Regional Response Offices or Regional Coordination Centers (RCC):
RCCRegional Coordination Center
The KYEM Regional Offices:
RFI Request for Information
RRMRegional Response Manager
KYEM regions have the responsibility to carry out the coordination of information and resources within the region and between the state and regional levels to ensure effective and efficient support to local response. The Regions serve as the conduit for local and regional perspective and provide a physical presence for Kentucky Emergency Management functions at the local level in all phases of Emergency Management.  Visit for further details.
SAR Search and Rescue
SBCCOM Soldier and Biological Chemical Command
SERCState Emergency Response Commission
SITREP Situation Report
SM Security Manager
SNS Strategic National Stockpile
SO Safety Officer
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
SWET MSSewer, Water, Electric, Transportation, Medical, Schools
TES Threatened and Sensitive Species
TEU U.S. Army Tech Escort Unit
TFL Task Force Leader
TFR Temporary Flight Restriction
UC Unified Command
USAMRICD U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
USAMRIIDU.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease
USC United States Code
VIP Very Important Person