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NEMA is very pleased to unveil a new logo for the Emergency Management Assistance Compact!  The new logo retains the iconic image of the handshake that represents states helping states, people helping people, yet has a fresh new look.  As EMAC continues to evolve it’s important that its brand does so as well.  We hope that you like the new logo as much as we do!  Thanks to the NEMA EMAC Committee and the EMAC Executive Task Force for their assistance in selecting the new image. 
 
Please remember that the EMAC logo is trademarked and its use prohibited except through express written permission of NEMA. 
 
For more information about EMAC, visit www.emacweb.org. 
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Today at 2pm EDT, Tom McAllister, Director of the Office of Response, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and Jim Craig, Public Health Preparedness Director, Mississippi State Department of Health will discuss EMAC planning in support of Mississippi's Emergency Support Function #8, the Public Health and Medical Services Annex. Tom and Jim will also discuss how Mississippi developed Mission Ready Packaging medical and public health resources and review how the state provides assistance and coordination of EMAC resources in response to public health and disaster medical care needs. 

Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/119213402
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Join us on Thursday, May 2 at 2 PM EDT as we hear from Tom McAllister, Director of the Office of Response, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and Jim Craig, Public Health Preparedness Director, Mississippi State Department of Health as they discuss EMAC planning in support of Mississippi's Emergency Support Function #8, the Public Health and Medical Services Annex. Tom and Jim will also discuss how Mississippi developed Mission Ready Packaging medical and public health resources and review how the state provides assistance and coordination of EMAC resources in response to public health and disaster medical care needs.

Click the link to register.
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"On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will deploy a Donations Management Coordinator to help track and disseminate donations coming in from around the country. Other deployments are expected over the next several days and weeks. "
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One week after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New Jersey and New York the need for assistance from other states continues to grow.   To date, there are 27 states that have deployed more than 1,956 personnel and equipment through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) to aid the impacted areas. EMAC is a national interstate mutual aid agreement that allows states to share resources across state lines during disasters and emergencies.  The compact provides protections for emergency responders in the areas of workers compensation, tort liability, reciprocity of licensure and reimbursement.

As communities continue to assess the damage from Sandy there are law enforcement teams from other states arriving to provide security in hard-hit areas.  National Guard units are assisting with the staging and distribution of food and water, providing fuel delivery assistance and supporting communications capabilities.  Ongoing areas of support through EMAC include law enforcement strike teams, incident management teams, emergency operations center personnel to assist with planning, logistics and operations, and EMAC Advance Teams to assist impacted states with the coordination of mutual aid assistance.

A National EMAC Liaison Team (NELT) continues to be co-located in the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Response Coordination Center to ensure that assistance provided through interstate mutual aid and the federal government is coordinated.  

States providing assistance through EMAC, to date, include Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.
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E0431 Understanding the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)
The goal of this course is to introduce emergency management personnel and response and recovery personnel from all political jurisdictions to the EMAC process and assist them in gaining familiarity and competency with the EMAC system so when an event occurs that requires activation of the EMAC system, they know how to proceed; and what documentation and sources of information to use for guidance in order to maximize use of all available resources.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
* Describe the legal stipulations in the EMAC Articles of Agreement.
* Describe the EMAC governance structure and Member State roles and responsibilities.
* Explain the process for requesting and offering assistance through the EMAC system.
* Apply the recommended actions during each phase of the EMAC process.
* Identify the EMAC levels of operations and span of control.
* Apply the process and procedures for reimbursing resource providers

Dates:
* November 4-7, 2013
* April 7-10, 2014
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The Emergency Management Assistance Compact Tabletop Exercise, “Flood Public Health and Medical Discipline” is now available. This EMAC Tabletop Exercise (TTX) will provide the public health and medical community, as well as local emergency management agencies (EMAs), with a tool to lead them through the EMAC process for requesting and/or receiving assistance by coordinating with the State EMA. It will allow them to accurately measure and validate their procedural and operational abilities to function under and coordinate an EMAC deployment in response to a catastrophic disaster, as well as enhance their understanding of EMAC reimbursement parameters.

The files are availble for download include:
Facilitator/Evaluator Handbook
Moderator Instruction Booklet Handbook
Participant Feedback Form
Project Cover
Situation Manual
Module 2 Scenario Video*
Module 3 Scenario Video*
Summary and Hotwash
Introduction
Module 1 Presentation
Module 2 Presentation*
Module 3 Presentation*
* Large Files

Follow this link to download the files: http://goo.gl/shnzI
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Don't miss this great webinar.  Feel free to share with your Public Health contacts at your local, county, and state level.
 
Join us on Thursday, May 2 at 2 PM EDT as we hear from Tom McAllister, Director of the Office of Response, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and Jim Craig, Public Health Preparedness Director, Mississippi State Department of Health as they discuss EMAC planning in support of Mississippi's Emergency Support Function #8, the Public Health and Medical Services Annex. Tom and Jim will also discuss how Mississippi developed Mission Ready Packaging medical and public health resources and review how the state provides assistance and coordination of EMAC resources in response to public health and disaster medical care needs.

Click the link to register.
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Michele Rice of Danville — a member of the Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency — shipped out at the beginning of November from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Springfield en route to New York City as part of a team of 13 county EMA members from throughout the state as well as two IEMA employees.
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Introduction
EMAC—the Emergency Management Assistance Compact—is a congressionally ratified interstate mutual aid agreement that makes resource sharing among member states efficient and effective. 

Mission
EMAC's mission is to facilitate the efficient and effective sharing of resources between member states during time of emergency or disaster. 

Company Overview 
PLEASE READ THIS OVERVIEW IN FULL FOR DISCLAIMER AND TERMS OF USE INFORMATION!  

Welcome to EMAC’s page on Google+!  EMAC is an acronym for the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a nationally adopted mutual aid agreement that facilitates the sharing of mutual aid resources across state lines during times of emergency and disaster. The Compact provides form and structure to interstate mutual aid and resolves upfront two key issues: liability and reimbursement.  EMAC is administered by The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA).  EMAC’s official web site is found at www.emacweb.org. NEMA’s official web site is found at www.nemaweb.org.  

The purpose of the EMAC Google+ page is to provide more immediate information about current EMAC events and exercises than other means may allow as well as to share pertinent news about NEMA and its members. 

We appreciate your comments, questions, and concerns posted on the EMAC Google+ page, and we will make every attempt to respond in a timely fashion, as needed.  Remember that the EMAC Google+ page is a moderated channel, and all comments and photographs are reviewed for appropriate content. Posts and photos that are advertisements and endorsements of any products in efforts to sell such products will be removed from the page. We will not tolerate crude or vulgar language, spam postings, personal attacks, and rude comments. 

We want emergency management professionals and volunteer organizations to post to our page. However, this is not the appropriate forum for solicitations of donations or other items. NEMA reserves the right to determine appropriateness of content on this page and to remove posts deemed unacceptable.  Keep in mind that Google+’s privacy policies apply to this EMAC Google+ page; should you post personal information, you do so at your own risk. NEMA is not responsible for liable for losses or damages resulting from any posts you may make on this EMAC page.  

Photographs are accepted and welcomed on the EMAC page as long as they relate directly to an emergency management–related issue or situation, a description of each photograph is provided by the individual posting the photo, and those posting understand that photos may be removed should they be considered inappropriate content. 

Also, individuals posting photos should understand that any photos posted on this EMAC page may be used by NEMA in presentation, training, and any other printed or electronic media. Although we will fully attempt to credit individuals for any photos used, this may not be possible in every circumstance. Thus, should an individual post a photo on the EMAC page, that individual grants NEMA permission to use the photo in said materials.
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