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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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State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey

The State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey has been posted for public comment. The plan addresses the utilization of CDBG-DR (Community Block Development Grants) funds (this round is $5.024 billion).

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2018 EMAT Symposium

The Annual Leadership Symposium was held on March 4-7, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Marcos, Texas. This year’s meeting was one of the largest ones yet with over 150 registrants, 32 speakers and 11 exhibitors.

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President's Message

September 2018

Kevin Starbuck, CEM, TEM, CPM - President

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September. This year’s theme from FEMA is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” As emergency management professionals, this is a great opportunity to promote preparedness in our communities. It is critical that we build on the foundations of mitigation, prevention, and preparedness to minimize the need for response and recovery. If you have a great preparedness project or program, consider its merit to be recognized by EMAT as part of our awards program during next year’s symposium.

EMAT Elections…

EMAT elections are on the horizon. If you have an interest to serve on the EMAT Board of Directors, the nomination process will open in mid-October. EMAT will have elections...

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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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