Montgomery County First in State to Receive EMAP Accreditation

Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) has received Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) accreditation. Montgomery is the first county in the state to receive this official accreditation. The achievement was honored at a ceremony Friday, May 29. As announced in a county news release:

EMAP Accreditation Ceremony. Photo Courtesy of Montgomery County
EMAP Accreditation Ceremony. Photo Courtesy of Montgomery County

 

“This is a considerable accomplishment for our County OEMHS and further proof of the quality of the programs they have developed,” said [County Executive Ike] Leggett. “I am very proud of not only our emergency management and homeland security staff, but also of all of our County agencies who come together to deliver an exemplary team response during an emergency.”

The accreditation represents over nine months of work to provide substantiating documentation of meeting 64 EMAP requirements in 16 categories to include: planning, resource management, training, exercises, evaluations, corrective actions communications and warning which forms the foundation of the nation’s emergency preparedness system.

“Montgomery County is honored to be accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program commission,” said OEMHS Director Voss. “We are only one of twelve counties in the entire United States (out of 3,007 counties total) to now be EMAP accredited. We are very proud to have Montgomery County join such an exclusive club.”

For more information read the full news release.

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