The purpose of the EMAT Annual Awards Program is to recognize the achievements and hard work of the individuals, organizations and jurisdictions that have made exceptional efforts to further the field of emergency management and to ensure a whole community approach to preventing, preparing for, mitigating against, responding to and recovering from disasters.
EMAT Awards are an opportunity to recognize your colleagues in the emergency management field, to tell the story of your organization, and to help create a record of best practices.
The 2022 EMAT Awards are going virtual as part of the 14th Annual EMAT Symposium. A live, virtual awards show will announce the winners. Award nominations open late October and close on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
Descriptions for each award category can be found HERE.
Self-nominations will NOT be accepted. Nominations must be submitted by an EMAT member although nominations can be for non-EMAT members (unless specified in the award criteria). There is no limit to the number of nominations an EMAT member may submit. There is no entry fee to submit a nomination.
Nominations should reflect activities and programs which occurred during the past calendar year (January – December 2021) with the exception of the Lifetime Achievement Award. For projects and programs that span longer than previous 12 months, the vast majority of the project/program activities must have occurred during the previous calendar year.
Please email all documentation that helps justify the award recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. This documentation should be available for posting on EMAT's website for member's use and for display at the annual conference.
For questions regarding the EMAT Awards Program or the application process, please contact the EMAT Awards Committee email@example.com.
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.