A variety of options is available to learn more about EMAC, including face-to-face and virtual courses, live Webinars, and workshops and presentations, upon request.
NEMA offers webinars on a variety of topics related to the EMAC mutual aid system. The objective is to involve multiple disciplines in the mutual aid discussion, and to develop new and innovative mutual aid capabilities, as well as, a better understanding by all parties on how to properly utilize the existing EMAC mutual aid system. Webinars are archived, and can be viewed anytime from the EMAC webpage. Visit the EMAC webinar archives.
Offered as part of the New State Emergency Management Directors Course through the Emergency Management Institute at Emmitsburg, Maryland, The EMAC Executive Overview makes up two modules of the New State Emergency Management Directors Course offered through EMI. The first module is taken online through a webinar and focuses on the State Director responsibilities to EMAC. The second module is a face-to-face session on the operational aspects of implementing EMAC as a Requesting and Assisting State.
National Coordinating State Training & Exercise
Annually, NEMA provides the incoming EMAC Executive Task Force Chair and National Coordinating State training and an exercise prior to the annual change of leadership. This enables the new leadership to transition effortlessly into the important roles and responsibilities of EMAC system management. This training and exercise takes place prior to the NEMA Mid-Year Forum at which time EMAC Executive Task Force leadership transitions.
NEMA also offers training, workshops, and Webinars upon reasonable request, if staffing allows. In these instances, NEMA's own EMAC staff members may travel to the presentation venues, or NEMA may ask an emergency management official with extraordinary experience in EMAC to conduct the session.