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13 Programs Earn the Highest Honor of EMAP Accreditation

The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) is excited to announce that 13 Emergency Management Programs have earned accreditation. Congratulations to the following programs: Hilton Head Island, SC.; Idaho; San Diego County, CA.; Illinois; North Carolina; Flagler County, FL.; Tufts University; New Jersey; Rhode Island; Alabama; North Dakota; Pikes Peak Regional Program, CO.; and South Carolina. […]

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Motivation, Benefits, and Guidance Builds a 77% Increase in Accredited Programs

Over the past three years, EMAP has acquired a 77% increase in accredited programs, thus providing key outcomes in the comparison of the 2015 Accredited Program Survey (with a 53% response) to the 2012 Accredited Program Survey (with a 56% response). The purpose of the survey is to gather information that may assist in improving

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Highest Honor for Emergency Management Awarded to the First Private Sector Entity 

Savannah, Ga. – Amtrak made history this week as the first Private Sector Entity to ever earn Emergency Management Programs accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). The Amtrak Emergency Management and Corporate Security (EMCS) department manages Amtrak’s security and preparedness program to help protect passengers, employees, and assets throughout the rail system. “Congratulations

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How the Evolution of Emergency Management has Impacted the Emergency Management Standard

Mr. Darryl Dragoo, CEM, IPEM, Strategic Planner/Nuclear Safety Health Physicist, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Technical Committee Vice-Chair, Emergency Management Accreditation Program Ms. Christine Y. Jacobs, CEM, TEM, Chair, IAEM Standards & Practices Committee and Assistant Director, Emergency Management Accreditation Program As Emergency Managers, we have a history of assessing our programs based on other

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IAEM Endorses EMAP as the Standard for Emergency Management Programs

IAEM Endorses EMAP as the Standard for Emergency Management Programs The IAEM-USA Board of Directors at its recent meeting officially endorsed the Emergency Management Standard administered by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) as the standard for emergency management programs. Read the complete release with more information from IAEM-USA President Nick Crossley, CEM, CPM pictured

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The Criticality of Standards for Disaster Search and Rescue Capabilities

Captain Todd Livingston, St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue; Task Force Leader; FLTF-3 US&R Task Force; Chairman, Florida Association of Search and Rescue; and Vice President, State Urban Search and Rescue Alliance Mrs. Nicole Ishmael, Executive Director, Emergency Management Accreditation Program Nationally, the availability and operational capability of Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) rests upon 28

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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

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