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Highest Honor for Emergency Management Awarded to Three Programs

Falls Church, Va. – Congratulations to the following Emergency Management Programs that have earned accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP): State of Arkansas; State of Maryland; and Washoe County, NV.

“Congratulations to those Programs that have maintained their accredited status as well as those who have joined the elite leaders in emergency management having earned accreditation through the Emergency Management Accreditation Program. Through their commitment and leadership, they have proven to their communities and stakeholders that their Programs are sustainable and that they continue to focus on their communities’ best interests,” stated Nick Crossley, Director of Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the EMAP Commission Chair.

Providing emergency management programs the opportunity to be evaluated and recognized for compliance with standards certified by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and recognized by the industry complies with the EMAP’s mission to build safer communities through credible standards of excellence. These Programs demonstrate accountability and focus attention on areas and issues where resources are needed to heighten their preparedness efforts to any technical or natural disaster that may affect their communities.

To achieve accreditation, applicants must demonstrate through self-assessment, documentation and peer assessment verification that its program meets the Emergency Management Standard. The emergency management program uses the accreditation to prove the capabilities of their disaster preparedness and response systems. Accreditation is valid for five years and the program must maintain compliance with the Emergency Management Standard and is reassessed to maintain accredited status.

For those Programs that were undergoing consecutive accreditation, this achievement proves just as significant. By maintaining their accredited status throughout the years, these Programs prove that they adhere to the Emergency Management Standard, and successfully maintain accreditation status to achieve consecutive accreditation this year.

EMAP revolutionizes emergency management programs that coordinate preparedness and response activities for disasters based on standards. EMAP recognizes the ability of emergency management programs to bring together personnel, resources and communications from a variety of agencies and organizations in preparation for and in response to an emergency, in addition to obtaining the ability to measure those capabilities. The Emergency Management Standard is flexible in design so that programs of differing sizes, populations, risks and resources can use it as a blueprint for improvement and can attain compliance with those standards in an accreditation process. The accreditation process evaluates emergency management programs on compliance with requirements in sixteen areas, including: planning; resource management; training; exercises, evaluations, and corrective actions; communications and warning; and administration. This forms the foundation of the nation’s emergency preparedness system. EMAP is the only accreditation process for emergency management programs.  

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EMAP Releases the Standards for Public Comment

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The Public Comment Period is open for the following EMAP Standards:

  • Draft EMAP EMS 5-20XX Emergency Management Standard;
  • Draft EMAP US&R 2-20XX Urban Search & Rescue Standard;
  • Draft EMAP EM OPS 1-20XX Emergency Management Operational Standard; and
  • Draft EMAP US&R OPS 1-20XX Urban Search & Rescue Operational Standard.

The Draft EMAP EMS 5-20XX Emergency Management Standard and the Draft EMAP US&R 2-20XX Urban Search & Rescue Standard have been revised by the EMAP Technical Committee and are being released for public comment.  The Standards will be open for public comment for a 60-day period and will conclude on August 6, 2021.

Each Public Commenter may make multiple suggested revisions, but the form is only setup to enable you with the ability to add one (1) public comment in one (1) submission.  If you would like to provide multiple public comments for one (1) Standard or multiple Standards then you will need to submit multiple public comment forms.  Once you have completed the form, please save it and return it to [email protected]  Please submit one (1) public comment per email only.  All public comments should be submitted using the appropriate form link below.  

EMAP will not accept any public comments that are not submitted using the excel form, that are incomplete and/or do not include an Electronic Signature.

Public Comments will be adjudicated by the EMAP Emergency Management Standards Subcommittee and the Urban Search & Rescue Standards Subcommittee beginning in September 2021 and will both be formally voted on by the EMAP Technical Committee in 2022.  

We look forward to receiving your public comment and if you have any questions or require technical assistance, please contact Ms. Christine Y. Walsh, EMAP Assistant Director, @ 859/494.0917 or by email at [email protected].

Please click here to provide public comment on the Draft EMAP EMS 5-20XX Emergency Management Standard.

Please click here to provide public comment on the Draft EMAP US&R 2-20XX Urban Search & Rescue Standard.

 

EMAP Releases Draft EM Ops 1-20XX Emergency Management Operational Standard and the Draft EMAP US&R OPS 1-20XX Urban Search & Rescue Operational Standard 

The Draft EMAP EM OPS 1-20XX Emergency Management Operational Standard and the Draft EMAP US&R OPS 1-20XX Urban Search & Rescue Operational Standard have been developed by the EMAP Technical Committee and are being released for public comment.  The Standards will be open for public comment for a 60-day period and will conclude on August 6, 2021.

Each Public Commenter may make multiple suggested revisions, but the form is only setup to enable you with the ability to add one (1) public comment in one (1) submission.  If you would like to provide multiple public comments for one (1) Standard or multiple Standards then you will need to submit multiple public comment forms.  Once you have completed the form, please save it and return it to [email protected]  Please submit one (1) public comment per email only.  All public comments should be submitted using the appropriate form link below.  

EMAP will not accept any public comments that are not submitted using the Excel form, that are incomplete and/or do not include an Electronic Signature.

 

Public Comments will be adjudicated by the EMAP Emergency Management Operational Standards Workgroup and the Urban Search & Rescue Operational Standards Workgroup beginning in September 2021 and will both be formally voted on by the EMAP Technical Committee in 2022.  

We look forward to receiving your public comment and if you have any questions or require technical assistance, please contact Ms. Christine Y. Walsh, EMAP Assistant Director, @ 859/494.0917 or by email at [email protected]. 

Please click here to provide public comment on the Draft EMAP EM OPS 1-20XX Emergency Management Operational Standard.

 

Please click here to provide public comment on the Draft EMAP US&R OPS 1-20XX Urban Search & Rescue Operational Standard.

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