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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).

Kim Zagaris
CA State Fire and Rescue Chief

Staff Liaison
Amber Wells

Mutual Aid Training Programs

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 National Mutual Aid Concept 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

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.