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EMAC GovernanceThe administration of EMAC is through the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), a nonprofit (501)(c)(3), nonpartisan association of emergency management and homeland security professionals, was established in February 1974 when state directors of emergency services first united to exchange information on common emergency management issues that threatened their constituencies.

Since that time, the emergency management profession has grown and changed to meet current and emerging threats. Likewise, NEMA has grown and achieved recognition and credibility with the White House, Congress, Governors, federal agencies, the private sector, the military, and other government-representative organizations. State emergency management directors are the voting members of NEMA. Membership categories also exist for key state staff, homeland security advisors, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, private sector companies,and concerned individuals.

Council of State Governments LogoIn 1990 NEMA became an affiliate organization of The Council of State Governments (CSG).  CSG supports NEMA in its goals to provide an information and support network among state directors of emergency management and to interface with other national and regional organizations involved in emergency management and state government policy in general.  The CSG/NEMA partnership recognizes the commitment by both parties to the mutual advancement of their respective agendas to promote the role of the state in our federal system of government and to foster excellence in the functions of government.

In 1995, when SREMAC was broadened to be inclusive of all states and renamed EMAC, NEMA began serving as the administrative body for the Compact.  Today, NEMA provides full-time staffing in support of EMAC on behalf of the Member States.   View the NEMA staff that support EMAC.

To learn more about NEMA, visit the NEMA Web site.

EMAC's Benefits

  • Fast and Flexible Assistance
  • All Hazards - All Disciplines
  • Resources deploy through the state emergency management agencies of their respective states allowing for a coordinated deployment
  • Deployments are coordinated with the federal response to avoid duplication and overlap
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