Emergency Management Response System 2.0

Last Modified: April 15, 2024

The Emergency Management Response System 2.0 (EMRS2) is a web-based application used for the reporting of routine investigations of foreign animal diseases (FADs), surveillance and control programs, State-specific disease outbreaks, and national animal health emergency responses (all-hazards). The user experience has been greatly enhanced in EMRS2 to make it easier for users to input data and manage tasks.

Use the links below to log in to the system or training. If you need access to the system or help logging in, read on for more information.

Log in to EMRS2
Go to EMRS2 training

Logging In to EMRS2

Log-In Method: Login.gov is used to log in to EMRS2 and EMRS2 Training.

APHIS Employee or Contractor: Choose “USDA Employee/Contractor,” and then select the PIV/CAC option. Log in with your PIN when prompted.

Non-APHIS Personnel: All users must create a Login.gov account. For non-APHIS employees that have an existing eAuthentication account, please link that account to your new Login.gov account using the same email address. Then, choose the “Customer” option, and log in to EMRS2 using your Login.gov user ID and password.

EMRS2 Access

To request an EMRS2 account:

Federal Users: Submit a completed APHIS Form 513 signed by your supervisor or area veterinarian in charge (AVIC).

State Users: Submit a completed APHIS Form 513 signed by the AVIC in your State along with a current Information Security Awareness (ISA) training certificate to an EMRS Network Associate.

Contact your local EMRS2 Network Associate if you need additional assistance. If you do not receive instructions on how to access EMRS2 via email within a reasonable amount of time (3–5 business days), send an email to help@aphis.usda.gov. Please include "VS IT System - EMRS2" in the subject line of your email. 

EMRS2 Technical Help

For help using EMRS2, contact the District Network Associate provided in the link above or identified on the log-in page to EMRS2. The APHIS Technical Assistance Center (ATAC) does not provide assistance with the appropriate use or business functionality of EMRS2.

EMRS2 Drills: EMRS drill materials are designed to allow the user to independently practice using EMRS. To use EMRS drill materials, you must have an active user account in EMRS. To access drill materials, log in to EMRS. Drill materials are located in EMRS2 Home>Training Materials>EMRS Drills. If you have questions as you complete a drill, contact an EMRS Network Associate for assistance.

Further EMRS2 Information and Guidance

About EMRS2

APHIS Veterinary Services is responsible for detecting and responding to animal disease incidents that occur within the United States and must cooperatively manage the data related to such outbreaks with our State and Tribal partners. This requires a system that is available nationwide and is flexible to support numerous data requirements collected through various methods. EMRS2 supports this mission by providing a secure accessible system for data collection, management, and analysis utilizing a web-based comprehensive investigation, task and resource management suite, and universal information platform. Primary users of EMRS2 are Federal, State, and Tribal veterinary medical officers, animal health officials, animal health technicians, animal disease specialists, and epidemiologists. First deployed in 2001, EMRS2 continues to satisfy its mission goals, providing Veterinary Services and cooperators with a management system for:

  • Responses to animal disease outbreaks
  • Routine surveillance of foreign animal disease
  • Emerging disease investigations
  • All-hazard animal incidents