The National Emergency Management Association has appointed Angee Morgan, deputy director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, to the Emergency Management Accreditation Program commission.
“I’m extremely honored to represent NEMA as an EMAP commissioner,” said Morgan, who has been deputy director of KDEM since 2008. “Meeting EMAP standards not only provides evidence of government’s best efforts to comply with national standards, it strengthens the entire nation’s emergency management system.”
EMAP is a voluntary review process for state and local emergency management programs that is a means of demonstrating that a program meets national standards for emergency management through self-assessment, documentation and peer review. Kansas received accreditation in 2012 and was reaccredited in 2018.
The EMAP Commission is the governing and decision-making body of the program. The commission’s responsibilities include:
- Establishing and maintaining standards for emergency management programs;
- Administering an accreditation process that encourages applicant programs to bring their emergency management programs into compliance with those standards;
- Conducting on-site assessment of applicant’s compliance;
- Acknowledging compliance of programs by issuing accreditation;
- Developing and maintaining working relationships with national, regional, state and local associations in the emergency management and related fields for mutual growth and benefit;
- Ensuring that the business affairs and the programs of the Commission and its affiliates are conducted on a fair and nondiscriminatory basis;
- Educating legislative and executive branches of government and the public on the importance of fully capable emergency management programs at all levels of government based upon high standards;
- Promoting the concept of voluntary self-regulation inherent in the accreditation process;
- Accepting fees, grants, gifts, bequests, and other contributions that supports the purposes of EMAP; and
- Cooperating with other private and public agencies and organizations in a manner that will lead to the improvement in the accreditation program and the delivery of emergency management services.