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Montgomery County becomes first county in Maryland to receive accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP)

Montgomery County staff receiving Accreditation

Left to right: Dan Berkman (OEMHS), Mitch Dinowitz (OEMHS), Michael Goldfarb (OEMHS), Judd Freed (EMAP), Councilmember Marc Elrich, former OEMHS Director Chris Voss, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Thomas Street, OEMHS Acting Director Chuck Crisostomo, Maggie Davis (OEMHS), Tina Laboy (OEMHS), Matt Miziorko (OEMHS), Jim McClelland (OEMHS).

On May 29, 2015, the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) recognized the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for becoming the first county in Maryland to achieve its accreditation. This accreditation recognizes Montgomery County’s commitment to the emergency management standards and our commitment to continuous improvement of our emergency management program.

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett participated in the official Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) ceremony recognizing the high standards of protocols and practices followed by the County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS). Leggett was joined by Councilmember and Public Safety Chair Marc Elrich, Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) NCR Regional Liaison Officer John Reginaldi and Preparedness Director Brendan McClusky, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) former Director Chris Voss, County representatives from Montgomery County Police, Fire and Rescue, Health and Human Services, Department of Transportation and the staff of OEMHS.

Accreditation Seal