Shelby County Office of Preparedness Receives National Accreditation

May 1, 2017
Shelby County Office of Preparedness Receives National Accreditation
The Shelby County Office of Preparedness is now part of an elite group of emergency
management agencies across the nation by receiving accreditation from the Emergency
Management Accreditation Program.
Accredited agencies must be in compliance with planning, resource management,
training exercises, evaluations, corrective actions, communications, warnings and other
emergency service functions.
“This is a significant honor for Shelby County Government. Less than 1% percent
of the 3,141 county or county equivalents meet these high standards. I commend
Director Dale Lane and his staff at the Shelby County Office of Preparedness.
Their outstanding dedication has made ours one of the best emergency
management agencies in America,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.
The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) offers the accreditation
process for emergency management programs.
“Providing emergency management programs the opportunity to be evaluated for
compliance with 64 standards certified by the American National Standard
Institute (ANSI) builds safer communities through credible standards of
excellence,” said Robie Robinson, Chairperson, of the EMAP.
The Shelby County Office of Preparedness is one of only three emergency management
agencies in Tennessee to be accredited. Others are the Tennessee Emergency
Management Agency (TEMA), the headquarters of the state’s emergency management
network, and the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency in middle
Tennessee.
“I cannot say enough about our staff attaining national accreditation. Emergency
Preparedness Officer Kim Bouler coordinated this effort for us. I commend her
and the accreditation team for their commitment to attain this prestigious honor,”
said Dale Lane, Director of Shelby County Office of Preparedness.
The EMAP accreditation designation is valid for five years. For more information, go to
www.emap.org