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EMAP Releases Draft 2016 Emergency Management Standard for Public Comment

The Draft 2016 Emergency Management Standard has been revised by the EMAP Technical Committee and is being released for public comment.  The Standard will be open for a 60-day public comment period and will close on May 29, 2015.  All public comments received will be adjudicated by the EMAP Standards Subcommittee in December 2015 and formally voted on by the EMAP Technical Committee in 2016.  All public comments should be submitted using the EMAP Public Comment link below, complete the form and then submit it to Ms. Christine Y. Jacobs via email at or fax to Ms. Jacobs attention to 859/244-8239.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Jacobs at 859/494-0917.   


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."


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