Pasco Safety Official Earns Certification
The certified emergency manager designation is the highest credential offered by the International Association of Emergency Managers.
PASCO COUNTY – Kevin J. Guthrie was approved as a certified emergency manager® last week by the International Association of Emergency Managers.
Guthrie is Pasco’s assistant county administrator for public safety.
The CEM® designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the IAEM, which has in its membership more than 9,000 emergency managers representing professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters. The new class of CEM®’s join the 2,610 other emergency managers who were approved for the designation since January 1993, bringing the total number of Certified Emergency Managers to 2,623.
IAEM administers the program for the profession, and policy decisions and judgments are made by a commission of professionals in the field. The certification commission approved applicants who successfully completed an extensive credentials package, a management essay and a written examination. The credentials requirements include experience, references, education, training, and contributions to the profession. The management essay requires respondents to submit a response to a scenario they might face while fulfilling emergency management responsibilities.
To maintain certification, CEM® recipients must submit additional training and contributions to the professional every five years.
For information about the IAEM, go to iaem.com.
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