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Emergency Management Assistance Compact OperationalGeneral Issue Areas: Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) interstate, intrastate, and international mutual aid

The EMAC Committee is responsible for oversight of the Compact.  The EMAC Committee delegates responsibility for conducting business and emergency operations responsibilities on its behalf to NEMA staff and the EMAC Executive Task Force.

The emergency management director from each state and territory that has passed EMAC legislation and signed EMAC into (state) law is invited to participate on the Committee.  All Member States have agreed to accept the EMAC Committee decisions made within the purview of the NEMA by-laws and to follow the EMAC Member State responsibilities.

The EMAC Committee is composed of state emergency management directors from the EMAC Member States. A past NEMA president serves as a liaison to the committee. The EMAC Committee consists of a chair, a vice chair, state directors who have volunteered to serve on the Committee, and a past NEMA president liaison.

Composition of the EMAC Committee:

EMAC Committee Chair and EMAC Committee Vice Chair:

  • Election: Selected annually by the NEMA president
  • Term: One year (but may serve consecutive years)
  • Roles/Responsibilities: Provides direct oversight of the EMAC Executive Task Force (ETF) through coordination with the EMAC ETF chair and NEMA staff, works on national policies that impact EMAC Member States, and provides updates to Congress upon request
  • Voting Member: Yes

EMAC Committee Members:

  • Election: Volunteer or may be appointed
  • Term: One year (but may serve consecutive years)
  • Roles/Responsibilities: Provides overall guidance and policy direction for EMAC
  • Voting Member: Yes