This is the highest award for excellence in job performance to be presented by the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee. The award should be reserved for those individuals who have made significant contributions in improving emergency management administrative or response activities and are credited with providing identifiable support for local and state government or industry disaster preparedness. Nominations for recipients will be accepted by EMAT Awards and Nominations Committee throughout The year but no later than ninety days prior to the Annual Conference.
Nominations are to be in writing outlining the justification. The EMAT President will present this award at the Annual Conference Banquet. The recipient, or a family member, must be present at the banquet to receive the award. Recipients unable to attend the banquet may request the award be presented during a ceremony with their supervisor or local government elected official.
Prerequisites for Nomination:
The nominee must be presently serving in a staff position with local or state government or as a member of Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Recovery in industry, in the state of Tennessee.
Must be an active member of EMAT.
Award will recognize sustained job performance over a period or may identify a specific Event in which the nominee participated.
Must have a minimum of one‐year active service in the Emergency Management career field. Service with professional volunteer or paid emergency response organizations supporting emergency management activities may considered for a maximum of six months or the one‐ year requirement.
Must be proactive in support of local, state, and federal emergency management policies.
The immediate supervisor of the nominee should be consulted, for their reviewing action, prior to the final selection.
Award may be presented to family members of deceased staff members for exceptional job performance providing all other prerequisites are met.
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