ALS

Advanced Life Support

ART

Advanced Rescue Technician

AFRCC

Air Force Rescue Coordinator Center

ATC

Air Traffic Control

A/C

Aircraft

ATV

All Terrain Vehicle

ARC

American Red Cross

ASRC

Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference

AHJ

Authority Having Jurisdiction

BLS

Basic Life Support

BRT

Basic Rescue Technician

BDSAR

Black Diamond Search and Rescue

BVRS

Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad

BRMRG

Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group

COQ

Call Out Qualified

CCERT

Campus Community Emergency Response Team

CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CDC

Center for Disease Control

CAP

Civil Air Patrol

COVSAR

Commonwealth of Virginia Search and Rescue

CSAR

Commonwealth Search and Rescue

CERT

Community Emergency Response Team

CONUS

Continental United States

UTC

Coordinated Universal Time

CSP

Crime Scene Preservation

CISM

Critical Incident Stress Management

CIS

Critical Indicent Stress

DOD

Department of Defense

DOF

Department of Forestry

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

DOI

Department of Interior

DOT

Department of Transportation

DF

Direction Finding

ELB

Emergency Locator Beacon

ELT

Emergency Locator Transmitter

EMS

Emergency Management System

EMT-B

Emergency Medical Technician Basic

EMT-E

Emergency Medical Technician Enhanced

EMT-I

Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate

EMT-P

Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

EOC

Emergency Operations Center

EPIRB

Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon

EPLO

Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer

ESF

Emergency Support Function

ETA

Estimated Time of Arrival

ETD

Estimated Time of Departure

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FAST

Foundations of Awareness, Signcutting, and Tracking

FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FOG

Field Operations Guide

FTL

Field Team Leader

FTM

Field Team Member

FTS

Field Team Signcutter

FLIR

Forward Looking Infared

FAST

Foundations of Awareness, Signcutting, and Tracking

GIS

Geographic Information System

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSAR

Ground Search and Rescue College

HazMat

Hazardous Material

HTR

Heavy Technical RescueI

CP

Incident Command Post

ICS

Incident Command System

IC

Incident Commander

IS

Incident Staff

IAP

Initial Action Plan

IPP

Initial Planning Point

LKP

Last Known Position

LOS

Line of Sight

LPB

Lost Person Behavior

MLSO

Management of Land Search Operations

MTL

Management Team Leader

MTM

Management Team Member

MOA

Memorandum of Agreement

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MGRS

Military Grid Refernce System

MARG

Mountain Area Rescue Group

MRA

Mountain Rescue Association

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NAWAS

National Alert Warning System

NASAR

National Association of Search and Rescue

NCRC

National Cave Rescue Committee

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association

NIMS

National Incident Management System

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPS

National Park Service

NRF

National Response Framework

NSARC

National Search and Rescue Committee

NSP

National Search and Rescue Plan

NSS

National Speleological Society

NTAP

National Track Analysis Program

NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board

NWS

National Weather Service

NATS

Natural Awareness Tracking School

NRV

New River Valley

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OOC

Officer On Call

OSC

On-Scene Coordinator

PLB

Personal Locator Beacon

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

PSAR

Preventative Search and Rescue

PSAR

Piedmont Search and Rescue

PLS

Point Last Scene

POA

Probability of Area

POC

Probability of Containment

POD

Probability of Detection

POS

Probability of Success

PIO

Public Information Officer

PR

Public Relations

ROC

Rescue Onscene Commander

RTL

Rescue Team Leader

RTM

Rescue Team Member

RA

Responsible Agent

SATCOM

Satellite Communications

SAP

Search Action Plan

SAR

Search and Rescue

SC

Search and Rescue Coordinator

SMC

Search Management Coordinator

STL

Search Team Leader

STM

Search Team Member

SCBA

Self-Containted Breathing Apparatus

SWVAMRG

Southwest Virginia Mountain Rescue Group

SOG

Standard Operating Guidelines

SOP

Standard Operating Procedures

SOLO

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities

TAF

Task Assessment Form

TF

Task Force

TFL

Task Force Leader

TFM

Task Force Member

TS

Technical Specialist

UHF

Ultra High Frequency

UC

Unified Command

USAF

United States Air Force

USCG

United States Coast Guard

USFS

United States Forest Service

USNG

United States National Grid

USN

United States Navy

UTM

Universal Transverse Mercator

USAR

Urban Search and Rescue

VRT

Vertical Rescue Technician

VHF

Very High Frequency

VAVRS

Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads

VDEM

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

VDFP

Virginia Department of Fire Programs

VASARCO

Virginia Search and Rescue Council

WMD

Weapons of Mass Destruction

WAS

Wide Area Search

WEMT

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician

WFA

Wilderness First Aid

WFR

Wilderness First Responder

WRT

Wilderness Rescue Technician