Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) Training Course 10th – 12th February 2014

Turks and Caicos Islands, February 10th,2014 (DDME) - Director of Disaster Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, Management and Emergencies and Hazard Mitigation Officer, Ms. Rikardia Pardo left the Turks and Caicos Islands on 9th February 2014 to attend an Emergency Management Accreditation Programme (EMAP) Assessor Training Course, which is being held at the BritishConsulate-General Miami Office beginning today Monday 10th – 12th February, 2014. An Overseas Territories Disaster Managers Work Group meeting is also scheduled for Thursday 13th February, 2014, which both officers are scheduled to attend.

The purpose of the training is to provide Emergency Management, Preparedness, and Homeland Security personnel with information that will assist them in assessing their jurisdiction’s system as well as other applicant programme systems for Disaster Preparedness and Response using the Emergency Management Standard by (EMAP).

The main objectives of the course are to:

  • Obtain a basic understanding of EMAP.
  • Explore the need and application of standards; examine the Emergency Management Standard by EMAP.
  • Gain an understanding of the accreditation process and explore the roles and responsibilities of an Accreditation Manager, Assessor and Assessor Team Lead.
  • On completion of the training course, all participants will complete an open book paper exam. On passing the exam, participants will become eligible to serve as an Accreditation Manager if appointed to do so by their programme for the accreditation process. Participants who pass the exam will also have the option of becoming voluntary assessors for EMAP.

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