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Unformatted text preview: Emergency Management Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) EMAC Background EMAC Background ► State­to­state mutual aid agreement ► Developed from regional arrangement in Southeast in 1993 – after H. Andrew ► National status with Public Law 104­321 in 1996 ► 48 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands with members when Katrina came ashore EMAC Background EMAC Background ► Administrative oversight by NEMA – EMAC Operations Subcommittee of NEMA Response and Recovery Committee ► EMAC Coordinator (f/t) and Senior Advisor (p/t) ► 19­member Executive Task Force ► Lead state representatives – 1 per region on EFT Operations Operations ► National Coordination Group (NCG) when EMAC activated ► EMAC Operations Manual ► EMAC Broadcast ► Request for Assistance (REQ­A) ► EMAC website Advantages Advantages ► Prescribed liability protection ► License recognition ► Experienced personnel ► Single command structure ► Reimbursement procedures ► Prepositioning personnel and materials Procedures Procedures ► State governor declares state of emergency ► State governor requests EMAC assistance ► NCG chair appoints EMAC Advance Team (A­Team) ► A­Team deploys – identifies types of assistance needed, coordinates preparation and submission of REQ­As via telephone, email, fax, and EMAC Broadcast system ► A­Team helps negotiate final terms Seven­Step Process Seven­Step Process 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Request for assistance Availability and costs Accept or reject Deployment Phase out/de­mobilization Request for reimbursement Issue reimbursement Levels of EMAC Operation Levels of EMAC Operation ► Level 3 – least intense – usually assistance sought directly from one or more member state ► Level 2 – A­Team needed to assist ► Level 1 – A­Teams deployed, National Coordinating Team deployed to National Response Coordination Center (FEMA request), NCT and RCT coordinate EMAC operations with federal agencies EMAC and Katrina EMAC and Katrina ► 65,900 personnel deployed under EMAC ► Urban Search and Rescue – 1300 deployed from 16 states in 51 task forces ► Public Health and Medical Services – 2000+ deployed from 28 states, treated 200k patients ► Human Services – 337 deployed from 20 states (re food benefits, etc.) EMAC and Katrina EMAC and Katrina ► Fire and Hazardous Materials – nearly 2000 deployed from 28 states, including FDNY team to reinforce NOFD ► Public Works and Engineering – 61 public works personnel deployed from 5 states and 200 engineers from 9 states ► Law enforcement – 6880+ deputies and police officers deployed from 35 states ► Animal rescue – 112 deployed from 4 states, including State Animal Response Team from NC EMAC and Katrina EMAC and Katrina ► Emergency Management – 5400+ deployed from 38 states – use of NIMS/ICS ► National Guard – 46,503 personnel deployed from 47 states (10 states by Aug 29­30), State control not transferred to feds, used Title 32 which permits federal reimbursement ► Federal military – approx 24,000 personnel ...
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