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 Interested in becoming a member of EMAT?  

What are the benefits of EMAT membership?

How much does membership cost?  

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EMAT is the professional association
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The Emergency Management Association of Tennessee (EMAT) was founded in 1985 and is open to all people who contribute to the emergency management profession and the preparedness of Tennessee. 

Vision: To be the premier professional association for interdisciplinary training, collaboration, coordination, and advocacy of statewide emergency management efforts and for facilitation of preparedness efforts and promoting alignment between all levels of government and private sector organizations and individuals involved in planning for mitigation of, response to, and recovery from natural and man-made disasters in the state of Tennessee.

Mission:  To promote training and the dissemination of information in order to achieve the best practices, identify advocacy issues, improve education, and facilitate programs that enhance the performance, effectiveness, and expertise of a diverse membership of engaged professionals contributing to the preparedness and safety of Tennesseans and protecting property.


EMAT is excited to announce our partnership with Columbia Southern University to help our members further their education.  EMAT members are now eligible for the Learning Partner Discount.  The partnership discount provides a 10% tuition discount, free books, and exclusive scholarships.

If you are currently enrolled at CSU, please contact your representative to have the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee partnership added to your record.

If you are interested in becoming a Learning Partner and wish to take educational courses you can contact Christie Ball, Learning Partner Coordinator, Corporate Outreach

at  251.923.4239  ext: 1330 or

Click here to learn more about Columbia Southern University

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