The IAFC's Emergency Management Committee is responsible for addressing issues of mutual aid and providing state-to-state coordination and oversight to the IMAS project. The EMC was officially approved by the Board of Directors in May 2006 and is supported by DHS's National Integration Center (NIC).
As a standing committee of the IAFC, the EMC:
- Is the IAFC's point of contact for fire service emergency management issues.
- Provides advice/assistance as requested to states as they exercise and maintain their mutual aid plans.
- Develops educational programming for chief fire officers on emergency management related topics.
- Maintains ongoing communications/relationship with the national emergency management associations, specifically related to the EMAC process.
Chief Kim Zagaris
CA State Fire and Rescue