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Emergency Preparedness Committee

Notice:  The EPC is transitioning to a separate website. For the most current information, see:

The Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) is Minnesota’s principal organization for promoting, coordinating, and standardizing GIS use across all levels of the state's Emergency Management community. EPC membership is open to all individuals with an interest in using GIS for emergency preparedness and response.

Committee leadership


Most-Requested Links

Join us!

The EPC is ALWAYS seeking GIS and EM professionals, as well as concerned citizens, who understand the revolutionary impact GIS can have on saving lives and reducing suffering during a disaster. You can contribute as little or as much time as you would like to this effort! There are three basic levels of participation.

Get started by creating a user account on this system in three easy steps. Once you have a user account, you will be linked to a form that allows you to set your level of involvement with the Emergency Preparedness Committee. If you change your mind, you can modify or delete your account at any time. Register now!

Work plan

2019 Accomplishments and 2020 Work Plan  and  Prioritization Matrix

The EPC is led by a chair. The chair is assisted with leadership activities by two co-chairs from each of the EPC's five work groups. A steering committee comprised of the EPC chair, work group co-chairs and, if not already included, a representative from MnGeo, U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota National Guard, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and other government agencies as may be appropriate from time to time, manage overall EPC direction and work plan management. Work group co-chairs are responsible for work plan accomplishment in their respective areas. Correspondingly, there are five work plan areas:


Committee activity reports and meeting minutes

These reports and minutes cover committee activities from 2006 - May 2009 and 2012.


Publications, links, downloads and forms

Return to MnGAC committee page


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