The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) is a nationally recognized, independent, and non-profit organization that fosters excellence and accountability in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Programs. This is done by establishing credible standards applied in a peer review assessment and accreditation process. The Emergency Management Standard is a set of 64 standards that covers a variety of emergency management practices in which volunteer emergency management programs are evaluated on. This accreditation process for the field of emergency management ensures that citizens are served by a department that can handle all phases of disasters.
In 2017, MOHSEP was granted re-accreditation under the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). The MOHSEP received this recognition on the initial site visit by the EMAP assessors, at which time the department was found to be 100% compliant with each of the 64 standards and 104 sub-standards. The MOHSEP is one of 37 Local Emergency Management Accredited Programs (EMAP) located in the United States.
Alongside its City-Parish partners, the department has been able to preserve a number-one rating across the Emergency Management community. MOHSEP strives every day to ensure smooth emergency operations to protect life and maintain East Baton Rouge Parish’s citizens’ peace of mind.