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Silver Jackets Webinar on the Emergency Management Accreditation Program
On January 16, 2018, a Silver Jackets webinar was held that addressed the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, otherwise known as EMAP. EMAP is an independent, nonprofit organization that fosters excellence and accountability in emergency management and homeland security programs by establishing credible standards applied in a peer review accreditation process. EMAP addresses Emergency Management Standards in five mission areas: preparedness, mitigation, prevention, response, and recovery. In order to acquire the EMAP accreditation, emergency management programs must collaborate with stakeholders to document processes, plans, and procedures for each standard.
Silver Jackets teams provide local, state, and federal agencies with subject matter flood risk management expertise, which can support documentation of processes, plans, and procedures for hazard mitigation and prevention for a variety of governmental agencies interested in the EMAP accreditation.
To tell us more about this program and the important role we can play, we heard from Lindsey Shafer and Scott Gauvin. Lindsey is the EMAP Training Coordinator. She provides training on the two Standards developed, maintained, and applied by EMAP – the Emergency Management Standard and the Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Standard. Lindsey also serves as the EMAP Staff Liaison for colleges and universities interested in pursuing the EMAP Accreditation. Prior to working at EMAP, she served as the Training & Exercise Coordinator and Accreditation Manager for Virginia Tech.
Scott Gauvin is the EMAP Federal Projects Specialist. Scott serves as the EMAP Staff Liaison for federal agencies interested in pursuing the EMAP Accreditation including the Corps of Engineers. Prior to working at EMAP, he served as the Emergency Operations Center Manager for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
The presentation (pdf, 1.09 MB | pdf with notes, 2.29 MB) is available as well as the audio recording (mp3, 13.0 MB) of the webinar.
Date: January 16, 2018
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