Emergency management and disaster preparedness fields use an astonishing number of abbreviations to identify organizations, jobs, roles, tasks, events, objects, places – and, of course, paperwork. Here is a short list of some of the abbreviations used on this website.

BHECN Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska

EDEN Extension Disaster Education Network

EOC Emergency Operations Center

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

MARC Multi-Agency Resource Center

NDA Nebraska Department of Agriculture  

NDEQ Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality  

NEMA Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

NEVOAD Nebraska Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

USDA US Dept of Agriculture

An extensive glossary of terms can be found at the FEMA ICS Resource Center.