Introduction to the State Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)



Speakers:                   Fred W. Liebe

Deputy Director

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

Oklahoma City, OK



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.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the EMAC process and how it provides assistance and support during disasters
  2. Understand the legal authority for EMAC
  3. Define what EMAC is and what it is not