The EMAP Leadership is comprised of the EMAP Commission and four standing committees: Program Review Committee, US&R Program Review Committee, Technical Committee, and International Committee.
The EMAP Commission is the governing and decision making body of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). Responsibilities of the EMAP Commission include the following:
- Establishing and maintaining standards for emergency management programs;
- Administering an accreditation process that encourages applicant programs to bring their emergency management programs into compliance with those standards;
- Conducting on-site assessment of applicant's compliance;
- Acknowledging compliance of programs by issuing accreditation;
- Developing and maintaining working relationships with national, regional, state and local associations in the emergency management and related fields for mutual growth and benefit;
- Ensuring that the business affairs and the programs of the Commission and its affiliates are conducted on a fair and nondiscriminatory basis;
- Educating legislative and executive branches of government and the public on the importance of fully capable emergency management programs at all levels of government based upon high standards;
- Promoting the concept of voluntary self-regulation inherent in the accreditation process;
- Accepting fees, grants, gifts, bequests, and other contributions that supports the purposes of EMAP; and
- Cooperating with other private and public agencies and organizations in a manner that will lead to the improvement in the accreditation program and the delivery of emergency management services.
The EMAP Commission has established and will maintain standards for emergency management programs that consider a full range of program elements. The commission's purpose is to set minimum acceptable standards and encourage achievement of effective programs. The standards describe what constitutes an effective program rather than how it should be managed. The EMAP Commission identifies and maintains a means for self-assessment in preparing for accreditation and provides trained and qualified assessors to conduct on-site evaluations of programs when applicants have completed the self-assessment phase of the accreditation process.
Learn more about EMAP's committees, below or submit an application here.