What is EMAC? The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) is a congressionally ratified mutual aid compact that legally establishes a national system to facilitate resources across state lines during an emergency or disaster.
Its ratification in 1996 as Public Law 104-321 made EMAC the first national disaster compact to be ratified by Congress since the Civil Defense Act of 1950.
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