Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) Program

Two important components of hazard mitigation are:

This increased damage resistance is achieved through improvements in codes and standards, designs, methods, and materials used for new construction and post-disaster repair and recovery. The Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) Program is an integral part of this process.

The MAT Program

Under the MAT Program, FEMA draws on the combined resources of a federal, state, local, and private sector partnership to assemble and quickly deploy teams of investigators. These investigators

The recommendations address improvements in building design and construction, code development and enforcement, and mitigation activities that will lead to greater resistance to hazard events. The observations and recommendations of the MATs are presented in reports published by FEMA.

You Can Be Part of the MAT Program

FEMA is recruiting qualified investigators willing to serve as members of MATs. Qualified applicants are listed in FEMA's MAT Roster Database, from which team members are selected for future MATs. View the investigative fields.

Last Modified: Wednesday, 06-Feb-2008 16:29:53 EST


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