Thirteen Programs Earn EMAP Accreditation
Congratulations to the following Programs that have earned accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP): The British Virgin Islands; Commonwealth of Kentucky; Dixie County, Fla.; State of Connecticut; Montgomery County, Md.; Saint Charles Parish, La.; Idaho State University; the USACE Kansas City District; and the USACE Seattle District. In addition, the States of Arkansas, Arizona, Nebraska, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have achieved reaccreditation.
In a time where the emergency management community is strengthening in professional preparedness and the EMAP recognition is broadening to an international scale; accreditation represents a significant achievement. Through the vast array of international, federal, state, local and institutions of higher education programs – EMAP Accreditation is the common link between vastly different professional emergency management programs.
"The emergency management community is becoming redefined as more government entities and businesses see the necessity to ensure they are prepared for and may respond to any identified hazard that will affect them," Barb Graff, Director of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and Chair of the EMAP Commission, "By achieving accreditation these Programs demonstrate, through proving compliance to standards of excellence, the commitment to their communities' safety."