EMAC glossary of terms and acronyms.

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A conversation in which information is exchanged on the aspects of an EMAC mission (e.g., personnel’s well-being, experience).


The process of releasing assets (personnel and equipment) whose mission is completed or no longer needed to support a specific mission within an event.  The process involves debriefing personnel, returning issued equipment, completing and submitting required paperwork, arranging return travel, and tracking released assets back to their home duty station in the Requesting State in a safe and timely manner.


The stage of the response phase when resources travel to the Requesting State and perform their missions.

Designated Contact (DC)

The point of contact for EMAC in an EMAC Member State and the person who can discuss the details of a request for assistance. The Designated Contact is not usually legally empowered to initiate an EMAC request or to authorize EMAC assistance without direction from an Authorized Representative.


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