Media Release

Spellman Receives Certified Emergency Manager Credential

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 2:30 PM
Ebbin Spellman

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Emergency Management is pleased to announce that Emergency Management Coordinator, Ebbin Spellman has earned the credential of Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM®) from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

The certification process involves an extensive credentials package, a management essay and a written examination. The essay requires respondents to submit a solution to a scenario they will likely face in fulfilling emergency management responsibilities. The exam consists of 100 questions covering a broad array of emergency management related topics.

Internationally, there are only 1,538 other emergency management professionals who have received this prestigious certification. Mr. Spellman has been invited to the 62nd Annual IAEM Conference in San Antonio, Texas in November to be recognized for this achievement.

“Ebbin continues to do outstanding, professional work which is a credit to him and Alachua County Fire Rescue.” said Alachua County Emergency Management Director, Dave Donnelly.

For more information about the IAEM, visit their website.

For more information, contact Alachua County Emergency Management at 352-264-6500 or



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