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You Can Become Part of the Mitigation Assessment Team Program

FEMA organizes Mitigation Assessment Teams (MATs) for concentrated expert investigations of buildings’ risk and resiliency after disasters. The investigations include community and residential buildings, with concentration on structural and engineering factors affecting damages. The MATs provide assessments and develop recommendations based on the collected evidence. 

MAT members provide volunteer assistance and are expected to provide technically authoritative work in their respective fields of expertise. Examples include:

  • Architecture
    • Building Codes
    • Historic Preservation
    • Retrofitting
  • Water Resources
    • Floodplain Management
    • Shoreline and Coastal Erosion
    • Floodplain Analysis
  • Hazard-Resistant Design and Construction
    • Flood
    • Earthquake
    • Hurricane
    • Wind
  • Engineering
    • Environmental
    • Geotechnical
    • Seismic
    • High Wind
    • Structural
    • Civil

Add Your Name to the MAT Roster Database

If you would like to volunteer for a future FEMA MAT, please complete the MAT Technical Expert Questionnaire to register with our volunteer database:

MAT Technical Expert Questionnaire

Note: To be listed in the volunteer database, you must be willing and able to respond quickly, in some cases within as little as 48 hours of notification. You must also be able to work under physically and mentally demanding conditions for extended periods of time.

If a disaster occurs, please do not call FEMA or its contractors, to inquire about serving on a MAT. If FEMA decides to deploy a MAT, a contractor will contact volunteer experts as needed.

If you have questions about the MAT volunteer database, please contact the MAT support contractors by email:

Attn: Stuart Adams, Program Manager (

Attn: Manny Perotin, Program Manager (

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Last Updated: 
07/03/2019 - 11:31