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).
CA State Fire and Rescue Chief
Go to Committee contact information.
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Mutual Aid Training Programs
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Mutual Aid - 401: Mission Ready Packages for the Fire Service
Mutual Aid - 301: So You Want to Get Paid
Mutual Aid - 201: EMAC Training for the Fire Service
Mutual Aid - 101: What Every Firefighter Should Know
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.
Articles on EMC
- IAFC Gives Congressional Testimony on Mutual Aid, October 13, 2011
- When Disaster Strikes...IAFC On Scene - July 1, 2011
Career Fire Chief of 2014: Alan Martin
Be Political without Being a Politician: Working with Elected Officials
More than Barbells and Burpees: Making of a Firefighter Athlete
2008 Emergency Response Guidebook Companion Video