The National Emergency Management Association, with cooperation of the National League of Cities and the International City/County Management Association, will present a webinar on the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, also known as EMAC. The intended audience members are city and county officials. The speakers will discuss what EMAC is, what local officials need to know, the importance of their relationship to the state EMA and how resources are adjudicated, as well as their potential as a resource provider to other states in a disaster. The main presenter will be Joyce Flinn, current EMAC Executive Task Force Chair and Readiness/Response Bureau Chief at the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division.
After the webinar a presentation package will be available for state EMAC Coordinators and other EMA officials to use when presenting the information to local officials as a follow-up to the national webinar. The material can be presented as a conference call, a webinar, or presentation at a conference (Municipal League, statewide NACO meeting, EM Conference, etc.), or a combination. The presentation package gives the states an opportunity to discuss state policies on local and private deployments, local EMA relationships, contact information, Mission Ready Package (MRP) development, etc.
This free webinar will be held on July 11 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT. Space is limited so contact ICMA now. Go to www.icma.org for more details.