About EMI SIG
The Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG) was established in 1986 as the Emergency Preparedness Special Interest Group and became the Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group in 1991.
The EMI SIG coordinates the exchange of expertise, ideas, and resources among DOE and contractor emergency management personnel; identifies common issues and priorities, and pursues activities that address shared needs. The EMI SIG is sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management and Policy (NA-41). Members of the EMI SIG are emergency managers, coordinators, planners, and trainers from facilities across the DOE system. A Steering Committee, composed of DOE sponsors and advisors and of EMI SIG members, approves products for SIG Subcommittees and Working Groups to develop. The EMI SIG membership meets formally every spring in an Annual Meeting that includes presentations, panel discussions, and workshops on emergency management topics of interest to members. Subcommittees and working groups also meet individually at the Annual Meeting and have regularly scheduled teleconferences throughout the year.
The EMI SIG is managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under contract number DE-AC05-06OR23100 between Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the U.S. Department of Energy.