Amtrak has earned accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, the first railroad to earn the five-year accreditation.
Amtrak said in a news release that EMAP recognizes the ability of emergency management programs to bring together personnel, resources and communications from a variety of agencies and organizations in preparation for and in response to an emergency, in addition to obtaining the ability to measure those capabilities.
The Emergency Management and Corporate Security office at Amtrak manages the carrier’s security and preparedness program.
“Emergency management accreditation represents a significant achievement,” said D.J. Stadtler, Amtrak Chief Operating Officer. “We’re extremely proud of members of the EMCS department for leading Amtrak through this process. Accreditation demonstrates Amtrak has put the right policies and procedures in place to allow for an efficient and effective response during emergencies. The steps taken in achieving this affirm that safety and security are a priority at Amtrak.”