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Glossary of Terms Used in the RAC Field Services Organization

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ADEC:  Assistant District Emergency Coordinator

AEC:  Assistant Emergency Coordinator

ARES:  Amateur Radio Emergency Service*
ASEC:  Assistant Emergency Coordinator
ASM:  Assistant Section Manager  
ASTM:  Assistant Section Traffic Manager
CEC:  Certified Emergency Coordinator  
DEC:  District Emergency Coordinator  

EC:  Emergency Coordinator

Emcomm: Emergency Communications 

FS:  Field Services      
NTS:  National Traffic System    
OBM:  Official Bulletin Manager  
OBS:  Official Bulletin Station    
OO:  Official Observer    
OOC:  Official Observer Coordinator  
ORS:  Official Relay Station    
RAC:  Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc.  
SEC:  Section Emergency Coordinator  
SM:  Section Manager    
STM:  Section Traffic Manager  

VPFS:  Vice President for Field Services


Note: "A/" before a position indicates "Acting"; for example, A/EC means Acting EC, not "Assistant" EC, which is AEC.

* Registered Trade-Mark of Radio Amateurs of Canada which may be used in Canada only under licence




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