The Emergency Management Alliance (EMA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association dedicated to enhancing public safety, and awareness, by improving the nation's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all emergencies, disasters whether natural or man made.. EMA provides national leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management; serves as a vital emergency management information and assistance resource; and advances continuous improvement in emergency management through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and collaborative policy positions.
EMA began in 2014 when its directors realized the need to exchange information on common emergency management issues and to educate the public and emergency management professionals on important issues related to disaster preparedness.
EMA serves as the source of information, support, and expertise for the average citizen and emergency management professionals at all levels of government and the private sector who prepare for, mitigate, respond to, recover from, and provide products and services for all emergencies, disasters, and threats to the nation’s security.
To accomplish this goal, EMA focuses on seven areas:
1.Strengthen the relationship with Congress and federal agencies
2.Develop strategic partnerships with key organizations and individuals who impact Emergency Management Professionals
3.Tackle emergency management issues through our pro-active committees
4.Hold conferences annually that bring together the most knowledgeable speakers and Emergency Management Professionals from around the country
5.Serve as an information-sharing and support network for state directors and senior staff
6.Offer professional development and training so that emergency management professionals may continue honing their skills.
7.Provide the citizens with information they can use in the event of an emergency or disaster.