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).
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.
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
met 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.