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- Disaster response : Add brief definition or description
- Emergency management : Preparation and response to natural disasters, accidents, and deliberate violence at both the routine local level and when local resources are overwhelmed
- Emergency medical service : The system of field medical support from an incident of injury or disease, to activation of the emergency service, to field and in-transit stabilization, until handoff to definitive medical care
- Engineering : The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to economically use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
- Firefighting : The act of extinguishing dangerous fires.
- Law enforcement : Add brief definition or description
- Natural disaster : Add brief definition or description
- Politics : Activity that relates to the way in which society is governed, and the process by which human beings living in communities make decisions and establish obligatory values for its members.
- Terrorism : An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective.
- Acute radiation syndrome : Disease or death caused by whole-body irradiation, over a short period of time, with a significant quantity of penetrating radiation
- Biological weapon : Living organisms, or substances produced by living organisms, used as weapons to produce death or disease in human or agricultural populations
- Accidental chemical releases : Add brief definition or description
- Chemical weapon : A weapon that cause death or disease by means of chemical interaction with the metabolism of the victim, as opposed to causing injury through blast, thermal, or other effects not on a molecular level
- Epidemic : Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease
- Federal Emergency Management Agency : Under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the lead operating agency for emergency response to disasters, accidents and attacks affecting the civilian population
- Flood (weather) : Add brief definition or description
- Hazardous material : Add brief definition or description
- Mass casualty incident : A medical emergency where the number and severity of victims is expected to overwhelm available resources, requiring a decision to defer treatment and provide comfort care only to those who have no realistic chance of survival
- Medical Reserve Corps : A federally-sponsored, community-organized U.S. volunteer organization that assists in continuing public health and in disaster response
- Multiple casualty incident : A medical emergency situation in which it will be necessary to institute a disaster response plan, but it is expected that it will be possible to treat all victims with available resources
- Hurricane (weather) : A large, destructive storm in the Western Hemisphere, comparable to cyclones in South Asia and typhoons in the Pacific; may have local tornadoes and higher winds, but the main concern is extensive flooding and winds up to 280 kmph/175 mph
- Tornado (weather) : A localized type of storm with the highest winds known in nature, characteristically appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud, with damage areas ranging from very local to 1 mile wide and 50 miles long
- Triage : The process of sorting victims of disease or violence, so the greatest number can be helped with the available resources, and treatment prioritized to have the best chance of preserving life.
- Radiological weapon : A weapon that uses explosives or other mechanical means to disperse radioactive substances that present a hazard of producing acute radiation syndrome or other harmful effects, such as contaminating an area and making it unusable
- Accidental release source terms : The mathematical equations that estimate the rate at which accidental releases of air pollutants into the atmosphere may occur at industrial facilities.
- Counterterrorism : A range of activities that prevent attempted terrorism well before an actual act is close to being executed, including killing or capturing terrorists; complements and can include anti-terrorism, or measures taken to minimize the impact of an attempted or completed act; counterterrorism proper is "enemy centric" rather than counterinsurgency, which is "people-centric"
- HAZOP : Add brief definition or description (Required by U.S. EPA)
- Risk Management Program : Add brief definition or description (Required by U.S. EPA)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services : The primary cabinet-level department of the United States, concerned with health affairs
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security : An executive (cabinet-level) department of the United States government whose primary mission is to protect the security of the nation.