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Highest Honor for Emergency Management Awarded to Ten Programs

Falls Church, VA. – Congratulations to the following Emergency Management Programs that have earned accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP): Michigan State University; Rhode Island; Idaho; Tufts University; Ramsey County, Mn.; Walla Walla District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers; and FEMA Region VI. In addition, Missouri, Mississippi, City of Boston, Ma.; have achieved reaccreditation.

 “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 Robie Robinson, Executive Director of Public Safety, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 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 reaccreditation, 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 reaccreditation 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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Emergency Management Accreditation Program Announces New Management Company

 

(Falls Church, Va.) – Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) recently retained Association and Society Management International, Inc. (ASMI), an association management company that provides support and guidance to non-profit organizations. It serves other associations in the emergency management industry. EMAP is an independent non-profit that reviews emergency management and homeland security programs. “EMAP has found a seasoned management company in ASMI,” stated EMAP Commissioner Robie Robinson, JD. “This relationship will increase EMAP’s capacity to ensure communities’ safety by establishing standards for emergency management programs. ASMI’s expertise managing non-profits will complement EMAP’s emergency management knowledge to increase efficiency and effectiveness to further EMAP’s mission.”


EMAP revolutionizes emergency management programs that coordinate preparedness and response activities for disasters based on 64 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 process evaluates emergency management programs on compliance with requirements in areas, including: planning; resource management; training; exercises, evaluations, and corrective actions; communications and warning; and administration. EMAP is the only accreditation process for emergency management programs. 

Commissioner Robinson noted ASMI’s ongoing performance on grant administration and communications. “ASMI will help EMAP connect with government agencies, emergency management programs, and industry leaders,” said Robinson.


ASMI was founded in 1982 and is accredited under ANSI/AMCI standards by the Association Management Company Institute. ASMI owner and chairman, Harry W. Buzzerd Jr., CAE, has managed associations since 1964. He has served
on many association management boards and committees. ASMI’s reputation and leadership are known throughout the non-profit organization management industry.


“ASMI has a history of long term relationships with its clients and is looking forward to an enduring, mutually beneficial affiliation with EMAP,” said Buzzerd. “An excellent management company is key for any non-profit to promote its cause and achieve its goals. ASMI has extensive experience with emergency management and certification and accreditation processes. EMAP will have the resources to flourish with ASMI through a talented staff for administration and guidance.”


“Emergency management programs, such as those that EMAP accredits, are vital for public safety. ASMI is committed to assist EMAP with this crucial mission,” emphasized Buzzerd. 


For more information about EMAP see https://www.emap.org/
For more information about ASMI see http://www.asmii.com/

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