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2018-2019 EMAT Awards Program
The Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Awards Committee has opened nominations for the 2018-2019 Awards Program!
Act fast! The deadline to submit an award nomination is Friday, February 1, 2019!
For more information, click HERE.
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.
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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...
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.Read More >
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