NAME The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) and Its Application for Public Health Emergency Response and Recovery Operations
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
COURSE DESCRIPTION Adopted by each of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, the District of Columbia, and ratified by Congress, the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) is an interstate mutual-aid agreement that provides a system and process for sharing of personnel, equipment, and other resources among states during emergencies and disasters. EMAC has traditionally been used by states for National Guard, firefighting and other types of emergency management assistance. Recently, however, it was used with much success during the 2005 hurricane season to provide public health and environmental health assistance. This course will provide an introduction to its organization, processes, and procedures. It will also discuss how it provided PH and environmental health emergency response assistance during the 2005 hurricane season and how it can be used to mitigate resource shortfalls in future disasters. NOTE: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.


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