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Upcoming events

 REGISTER NOW! EMAT Leadership Symposium, February 17-20, 2019, Embassy Suites Hotel, San Marcos, Texas.

Check the speakers, topics and schedule HERE.

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FEMA 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan

On March 15, 2018, FEMA released its 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan, designed to create a shared vision for emergency management and create a path forward to unify and further professionalize emergency management across our nation.

Click here for the link to the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan


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President's Message

February 2019

Kevin Starbuck, CEM, TEM, CPM - President

As we return from  celebrating  the holidays with family and friends, it is important to recognize that our work never ends. Our brothers and sisters in emergency management and public safety will be standing watch during this holiday season, ensuring that impacts of Mother Nature and Murphy’s Law are minimized. I am grateful for everyone that serves our communities and keeps us safe… Thank You!

As President of EMAT, I was recently invited to serve on the Texas Senior Advisory Committee (TXSAC), put together by the Office of the Governor, Homeland...

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TEM Certification applications are available now.

Contact the TEM Committee for questions by emailing ematinfotx@gmail.com.

Get started today by downloading the following documents:

- TEM Application

- TEM Recertification

- TEM Basic

- CEM Reciprocity

EMAT Board of Directors Spotlight

Patrice Reisen Hicks, CEM, TEM

Patrice Reisen-Hicks began working for the University of Texas System as the Emergency Management Coordinator in January 2013. While working in this position, Patrice has built effective partnerships between the UT institutions, local jurisdictions, and state agencies in order to strengthen emergency management in the State of Texas. With Patrice’s leadership and guidance, UT institutions are active in preparing for and responding to disaster events.

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The Emergency Management Association of Texas is dedicated to the advancement of the field of emergency management both statewide and nationally. To that end, EMAT engages in an array of efforts to advance a statewide emergency management agenda and to promote the professional growth of the emergency management practitioner.


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