International Mutual Aid Agreements

There are three international mutual aid agreements all based upon the EMAC agreement: PNEMA, IEMG, and NEMAC. 

Learn more about each agreement below.


The Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Compact is an international agreement between states and provinces in the upper northwest. 


The International Emergency Management Group (IEMG) provides for the possibility of mutual assistance in managing an emergency or disaster among participating jurisdictions.

Through a Memorandum of Understanding (The Compact), and in support of Resolution 23-5 of Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers, the IEMG also supports the process of planning, mutual cooperation, and emergency-related exercises, testing and other training activities.


Mutual Aid agreement that started with the Central and Prairie regions of the United States and Canada facilitate cross border emergency management assistance.