Massachusetts Association of Emergency Management Professionals

Comprehensive: emergency managers consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disasters.
Progressive: emergency managers anticipate future disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient communities.
Risk-driven: emergency managers use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
Integrated: emergency managers ensure unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of a community.
Collaborative: emergency managers create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
Coordinated: emergency managers synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
Flexible: emergency managers use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges.
Professional: emergency managers value a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.



Among the MAEMP membership and within the emergency management community in Massachusetts, MAEMP is committed to:

  • Professionalism:  MAEMP promotes excellence.
  • Teamwork:  MAEMP fosters communication and cooperation.
  • Responsiveness:  MAEMP solicits input and active participation.
  • Leadership:  MAEMP advocates for progressive growth.

To fulfill its mission, MAEMP will strive:

  • To advance the professional growth of members through the development, provision, and promotion of training and professional standards.
  • To provide recognition for excellence in emergency management.
  • To provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and sharing lessons learned from emergency management activities.
  • MAEMP will strive to promote the profession of EM and a culture of preparedness
  • To serve as partner  and subject matter experts to  the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency to improve the overall preparedness of all of the Massachusetts civil and business communities and advise on local emergency management issues.
  • To guide public policy on emergency management topics through an advocacy process at the federal, state and local levels.
  • To coordinate the efforts and plans of this association with other public and private organizations having common interests regarding emergency management.

The Massachusetts Association of Emergency Management Professionals (MAEMP) is a network of community and business leaders dedicated to providing excellence in emergency management for Massachusetts.

Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Emergency management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.

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