Introduction to the State Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)
Speakers: Fred W. Liebe
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Level of Knowledge: Basic
The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) is a national Governor's interstate mutual aid compact that facilitates the sharing of resources, personnel, and equipment across state lines during times of disaster and emergency. EMAC is formalized into law by member parties, and in 1996, it was ratified by the U.S. Congress and signed into law (PL 104-321). The mission of EMAC is to facilitate the efficient and effective sharing of resources between member states during times of disaster or emergency.