Citizen Corps uses lots of acronyms. Here’s a list.


AG Attorney General
ARC American Red Cross
ARRL Amateur Radio Relay League
ASAP Association of Sacramento Area Planners
BICEPP Business and Industry Council on Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Ca.OES California Office of Emergency Services
Ca.OHS California Office of Homeland Security
CADRE Community Agencies Disaster Relief Effort
CARD Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster
CBO community-based organization
CC Citizens Corps
CCC Citizens Corps Council
CCP Citizen Corps Program
CERT Community Emergency Response Team
CNCS Corporation for National and Community Service
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSRC Citizen Service Reserve Corps
CWS Church World Service
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOC Departmental Operations Center
EMSA Emergency Medical Services Authority
ENLA Emergency Network Los Angeles (p/o LA-VOAD)
EOC Emergency Operations Center
FBO faith-based organization
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
GO SERV California Governor’s Office on Service and Voluntarism
ICS Incident Command System (p/o SEMS)
ISSA Information Systems Security Association
JIC Joint Information Center
LA-VOAD Los Angeles VOAD
LAAN Los Angeles Access Network (p/o LA-VOAD)
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MSRC Medical Service Reserve Corps
MRC Medical Reserve Corps
NGO non-governmental organization
NPO non-profit organization
NWP Neighborhood Watch Program
OA Operational Area
OCJP Office of Criminal Justice Programs (p/o Ca. OES)
ODP Office of Domestic Preparedness (p/o DHS)
OES California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
OEM Office of Emergency Management (city or county)
OHS Office of Homeland Security (p/o State of California)
PIO Public Information Officer
RCPI Regional Community Police Institute
RSVP Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
SA Salvation Army
SEMS Standardized Emergency Management System
Council Sacramento Region Citizen Corps Council
TIPS Terrorism Information and Prevention System
VC Volunteer Center
VIPS Volunteers in Police Service
VIPS Volunteers in Partnership with the Sheriff
VOAD Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
VRC Volunteer Reception Center