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:
In October 2012, the states again responded to a hurricane that impacted the northeast: Hurricane Sandy. Thirty-eight (38) of the 54 EMAC states sent resources and over 2,600 personnel to New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania in a response that lasted 5 months. A team was also send to the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) to coordinate the sate response through EMAC with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Emergency Support Functions (ESFs).
This 2 minute video graphically displays the state EMAC response to Hurricane Sandy.