EMAC glossary of terms and acronyms.

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Simulation Cell

Situation Report (SITREP)

A report that details status of the emergency operation and the response being taken to that emergency event.  The purpose of the SITREP is to ensure that all parties involved in the response effort are thoroughly informed of every facet of the current operation. The SITREP is prepared by the EMAC A-Team and posted to the EMAC online Operations System (EOS).


Subject Matter Expert


Standard Operating Procedure


Exercise Play starts


With regard to EMAC, any one of fifty United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and all United States territories.

State of Emergency

A governmental declaration that may suspend some normal functions of the executive, legislative and judicial powers; alert citizens to change their normal behaviors; or order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans (from Wikipedia).