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Emergency Management Committee

The IAFC's Emergency Management Committee is responsible for addressing issues of mutual aid and providing state-to-state coordination and oversight to the IMAS project. The EMC was officially approved by the Board of Directors in May 2006 and is supported by DHS's National Integration Center (NIC).

Chair
Kim Zagaris
CA State Fire and Rescue Chief

Staff Liaison
John Woulfe
jwoulfe@iafc.org
703-273-9701

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Mutual Aid Training Programs

Note: The following PDFs can be delivered like PowerPoint presentation by selecting View>Full Screen Mode in Adobe Reader.
PDF Mutual Aid - 401: Mission Ready Packages for the Fire Service
PDF Mutual Aid - 301: So You Want to Get Paid
PDF Mutual Aid - 201: EMAC Training for the Fire Service
PDF Mutual Aid - 101: What Every Firefighter Should Know

Other Resources

PDF EMC Flow Chart

PDF Evacuee Support Planning Guide (1.4 mb)
PDF Evacuee Support Concept of Operations (1.3 mb)

PDF Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP); Volume II: Exercise Planning and Conduct
PDF Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program brief

EMC Tasking

As a standing committee of the IAFC, the EMC has been assigned a number of responsibilities, including:

  • Will serve as IAFC focal point for issues that pertain to emergency management in the fire service. 
  • Provide advice/assistance as requested to states as they exercise and maintain their mutual aid plans.
  • Focus on developing and presenting educational programming to chief fire officers on emergency management related topics.
  • Maintain ongoing communications/relationship with the national emergency management associations, specifically as it relates to the EMAC process.

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