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2017-2018 EMAT Awards!

The Emergency Management Association of Texas Awards Committee has opened nominations for the 2017-2018 Awards Program! Please take the time to nominate a colleague, organization, or jurisdiction that has made exceptional efforts in emergency management this past year. All award recipients will be honored at the 11th Annual EMAT Symposium in San Marcos, March 4-7, 2018.

All nominations must be submitted on or before February 9, 2018 via the online application  or by email at ematawards@gmail.com.

- For more information about the awards, click here.

- Download the EMAT Awards Nomination Form.

2018 Symposium Agenda is now live.
- View it here.
- Register for the Symposium

March 4- 7, 2018 - San Marcos, TX.


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TEM Certification applications are available now.

Get started today by downloading the following documents:

- TEM Application

- TEM Recertification

- TEM Basic

- CEM Reciprocity

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

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reached out to EMAT to assist in communicating to as many potential applicants as possible for Hurricane Harvey Public Assistance (governmental and non-profit assistance). Attached is a FEMA Fact Sheet and map outlining the areas eligible for the FEMA Public Assistance program.

- FEMA Fact Sheet
- FEMA Map

On November 7, 2017, FEMA released a series of National Incident Management System (NIMS) resource management documents to enhance the interoperability and the effectiveness of sharing resources between jurisdictions, known as mutual aid.
Click here to view - National Incident Management System (NIMS) resource management documents

11th Annual EMAT Symposium

The 11th Annual EMAT Symposium takes place March 4-7, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in San Marcos, TX. 


If you would like to be an exhibitor and sponsor  at the 2018 EMAT Symposium, please contact ematinfotx@gmail.com. Sponsor Application and Contract and Exhibitor Prospectus - Download here.

President's Message

December 2017

Kevin Starbuck, CEM, TEM, CPM - President

Hurricane Harvey has provided a powerful reminder of the challenges facing emergency management professionals in Texas. Everyone associated with EMAT extends our thoughts and prayers to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Many of our members are directly involved in response and initial recovery efforts with others working to shelter those in need, mobilize resources, and support those impacted by the storm. Hurricane Harvey will not break the spirit of the people of Texas, but will show how Texans come together when faced with the most extreme challenges. God Bless our Emergency Managers, First Responders, and Volunteers working along the Texas Gulf Coast!

September is designated as National Preparedness Month and offers a great opportunity to focus on improving the preparedness of our citizens and communities. If your agency is hosting events to promote preparedness, EMAT would love to assist in promoting those events through...

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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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