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... GLOSSARY OF TERMS A Access and Functional Needs Populations Populations whose members may have additional needs before, during, and after an incident in functional areas, including but not limited to: maintaining independence, communication, transportation, supervision, and medical care. Individuals in need of additional response assistance may include those who: have disabilities; live in institutionalized settings; are elderly or children; are from diverse cultures; have limited English proficiency or are non-English speaking; or are transportation disadvantaged.
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... Page 154 Glossary of Terms Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Passed in 1990, ADA is civil rights legislation that protects individuals with disabilities.
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... Page 155 Glossary of Terms Community-based Organization (CBO) CBOs are nonprofit organizations that operate within a local community, are often run on a voluntary basis, and are self funding.
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... Page 156 Glossary of Terms Council of Governments (COG) The COG is a voluntary association of local governments that operates as a planning body.
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... Page 157 Glossary of Terms In October 2005, the Federal Communications Commission expanded the EAS rules to require EAS participation by digital television broadcasters, digital cable television providers, digital broadcast radio, digital audio radio service, and direct broadcast satellite systems. Emergency Management (EM)
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... Page 158 Glossary of Terms MITIGATION PREPAREDNESS DISASTER RESPONSE RECOVERY FIGURE G–1 "Emergency Planning Cycle" Emergency Responder/ Management Personnel Includes federal, state, territorial, tribal, sub-state regional, and local governments; private-sector organizations; critical infrastructure owners and operators; nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) ; and all other organizations and individuals who assume an emergency management role.
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... Page 159 Glossary of Terms Evacuation Operations Team (EOT) EOTs are a multi-disciplinary, multijurisdictional group of specialists called on to plan, organize, and execute tactical evacuation operations and usually become the region's Core Planning Team for evacuation planning, response, and re-entry.
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... Page 160 Glossary of Terms Fusion Center Centers that integrate various streams of information and intelligence, including that flowing from the federal government, state, territorial, tribal, and local, governments, as well as the private sector, providing a more accurate picture of risks to people, economic infrastructure, and communities that can be developed and translated into protective (e.g., preventative or responsive) actions.
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... Page 161 Glossary of Terms L Latchkey Children Children (usually 5 to 12 years old) who must spend part of the day unsupervised at home while their parents are at work.
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... Page 162 Glossary of Terms Medical Needs Shelters (MNS) All shelters must be accessible to people with access and functional needs.
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... Page 163 Glossary of Terms security preparedness activities. The Scenarios are planning tools and are representative of the range of potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters and the related impacts that face our nation.
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... Page 164 Glossary of Terms Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101 • Describing what the government body and the senior official will have to do prior to, during, and after an incident to either prevent or minimize the incident's impact. Senior officials play a critical role in determining when and which plans should be developed or revised.
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... Page 165 Glossary of Terms Private Sector The private sector is the part of the economy that is both run for private profit and is not controlled by the state. Public Assisted Evacuation Plan (PAEP)
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... Page 166 Glossary of Terms Risk Management/Risk Assessment Risk management is the identification and assessment of the threats and hazards that could impact a jurisdiction. The risk assessment is the process of collecting and identifying information about possible threats and hazards and then assigning values to each for the purpose of determining those that have the highest priorities so that plans for action can be developed for addressing them.
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... Page 167 Glossary of Terms Sign Language Interpreter A sign language interpreter is a person who has been trained to use a system of conventional symbols or gestures made with the hands and body to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing, or have speech impairments communicate. There are different types of sign language interpreters: Tactile, Oral, Signed English, and others, as well as American Sign Language (ASL)
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... Page 168 Glossary of Terms Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
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... Page 169 Glossary of Terms Voluntary Evacuation Voluntary evacuation is a type of evacuation where people choose to move from a perceived area of danger to an area of safety either on their own or under the direction of government. People are not required to evacuate under such circumstances, so no penalty is issued for failing to follow a voluntary evacuation.

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