The State of Nevada - Division of Emergency Management/Homeland Security receives National Emergency Management Accreditation
The State of Nevada - Division
of Emergency Management/Homeland Security (DEM) has achieved full accreditation and
exhibits “best practices” in the management of emergencies by the
Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).
EMAP is a voluntary accreditation process for state,
territorial and local governments’ emergency management programs that
coordinate preparedness and response activities for all disaster types based on
national standards. It recognizes the ability of emergency management programs
to bring together personnel, resources and communications from a variety of
agencies and organizations in preparation for and in response to an emergency,
in addition to obtaining the ability to measure those capabilities.
DEM was the
lead agency responsible for ensuring the state’s accreditation, which is a
means of demonstrating through program examination, documentation and on-site
assessment by an independent team that a program meets national standards.
stringent criteria and went through a rigorous yearlong program of evaluation,
documentation and review. The EMAP process evaluates emergency management
programs on compliance with 64 national standards in 16 functional areas,
including: planning; resource management; training; exercises; evaluations and
corrective actions; and communications and warning.