EMAP Training Course at IAEM Annual Conference Registration
Pre-Registration Required: Training Registration Form
(No on-site registration)*
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Monday, November 2, 2015
The EMAP Training Course, 8:30am - 5:00pm (Nov. 19 and 20), provides emergency management, preparedness, and homeland security personnel with valuable information to assist them in how to assess a jurisdiction’s program for disaster/hazard preparedness using the Emergency Management Standard. Serving as an EMAP Accreditation Manager and/or an EMAP Assessor is an excellent way to serve the public and the profession of emergency management while broadening one’s knowledge of emergency management practices. The primary purpose of this training is to provide the necessary information, tools, and resources for personnel wishing to become an EMAP expert—whether to assist their program to achieve accreditation or to be a member of the EMAP Assessor Cadre.
Specifically, they will be oriented to the following key topics:
- Obtain a basic understanding of EMAP including the steps involved in the EMAP accreditation process.
- Examine the 2013 Emergency Management Standard and explore the need and application of standards.
- Understanding the responsibilities and expectations of an accreditation manager and an assessor.
- A brief tutorial on how to use the online EMAP Program Assessment Tool to document assessor findings.
This training will be instructor lead, focused on the current EMAP procedures. The two-day course will encourage open participation and discussion about the topics and will provide resources and tools for those interested in EMAP. Those attending this course may be eligible to participate on assessor teams for state, territorial, and/or local program applicants.
The expertise of assessors will strongly affect the credibility and success of the accreditation program. EMAP seeks to develop a cadre of highly qualified emergency managers to handle this function on a rotating basis. Please note that this is the first step to become a member of the Assessor Cadre. However simply attending the training course does not automatically make you a member.
Assessors must have the following qualifications, at a minimum:
- Five years of experience in an emergency management position in government emergency management.
- Experience in at least one actual emergency in which the emergency plan was implemented and participation in an activated emergency operation center requiring implementation of operational response procedures.
- Participated in at least one emergency operation, training or exercise event in the last calendar year.
- Be knowledgeable and up-to-date about the principles of comprehensive emergency management.
- Provide a writing sample as part of the application.
- Must abide by the EMAP Code of Conduct.
- Must be available for at least one assessment each year.
- Provide two references from emergency management professionals that address the applicant’s area of expertise.
- Have no conflict of interest as regards to any aspect of EMAP that might prevent objective review and assessment of a candidate program.
- Must be able and willing to serve as a neutral observer.
*For public sector employees only. There is not a registration fee for this course if subscribed to EMAP or interested in becoming an EMAP Assessor.