MOHSEP Accreditation & Awards

Emergency Management Accreditation Program

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. 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. 

The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, alongside its City-Parish partners, the department has been able to preserve a number-one rating across the Emergency Management community. 

MOHSEP has held the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) since 2007, the first agency in the State of Louisiana to do so. The accountability accreditation process is designed as a tool for continuous improvement through a set of 73 standards and 140 sub-standards that cover a variety of emergency management practices. 

National Weather Service StormReady

East Baton Rouge Parish is accredited as a StormReady® community. Being a part of a Weather-Ready Nation is about preparing for your community's increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. The StormReady® program helps arm East Baton Rouge Parish with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before, during, and after emergency events. StormReady® helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.


Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association

The Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA) is a non-profit statewide organization of emergency preparedness and response practitioners with the goal of improving public safety in emergencies. LEPA was formed in 1980 by a group of local civil defense directors who recognized the need to expand and incorporate personnel in emergency service organizations into a cohesive and productive association.