After much deliberation, the EMAT Board of Directors has made the decision to push the 2021 Conference & Workshop out to August 9-11, 2021.  This pushing forward of the date will allow our members to have some extra time to work on the more critical issues involving the Covid-19 testing and vaccinations.


Registration for both Attendees and Exhibitors remain open. as does the Call For Papers.


We feel this was the best decision for all concerned.

EMAT Board of Directors;

Jim Tanner, President

Mike Gregory, Conference Chair

2021 EMAT Conference & Training Workshop Registration

is now open.

Go to the "2021 Workshop" and then scroll to either

Attendee or Exhibitor Registration pages.


EMAT is the professional association open to all persons involved in the planning for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from natural and man-made disasters in the state of Tennessee.

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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 would like to congratulate TEMA on their EMAP reaccreditation.  It takes a lot of hard work to, not only receive accreditation but to maintain it.  We are greatly appreciative of their dedication to our field and are proud of their representation of our great State. 


EMAT President-Elect 

2019 EMAT Awards

presented at the 2019 Annual Workshop

Bill Worth Award 2019
Jenny Holden
Collin Ickes

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Emergency Management Association of Tennessee


P.O. Box 1238   Wartburg, TN  37887



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