Emergency Management Response System (EMRS)

EMRS is the system of record for all animal health incidents.

EMRS: https://emrs2.aphis.usda.gov
(If you already have an account, remember to log in with we\username)

EMRS Training: https://emrs2t.aphis.usda.gov
(Please click the APHIS eFederation Certification button, and log in with we\username)

Do you need access to the system? Please scroll down this page to read about "EMRS Access".

EMRS 2.0 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 EMRS 2.0 to make it easier for users to input data and manage tasks.

Veterinary Services (VS) is responsible for detecting and responding to animal diseases 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. EMRS 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 a universal information platform. Primary users of EMRS are Federal, State and Tribal Veterinary Medical Officers, Animal Health Officials, Animal Health Technicians, Animal Disease Specialists and Epidemiologists. First deployed in 2001, EMRS 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 (FAD)
  • Emerging Disease Investigations (EDI)
  • All Hazard Animal Incidents

For an introduction to EMRS 2, please review the Introduction to EMRS Ready Reference Guide. Further information will be available shortly about the new EMRS 2 platform.

EMRS Access:
Everyone who needs access to the EMRS must register. Access is primarily for State and Federal animal health personnel.  All individuals that need access must complete an APHIS 513 Form, which must be signed by your supervisor or VS contact. 

Please contact your local EMRS Network Associate or IT Specialist if you need additional assistance. If you do not receive instructions on how to access EMRS via email within a reasonable amount of time (3-5 business days), please contact vsithelpdesk@aphis.usda.gov. Please indicate "VS IT System - EMRS2" in the subject line of your email.

EMRS Technical Help:
For help using EMRS 2.0, please contact the District Network Associate, provided in the link above or identified on the log-in page to EMRS 2.0. The APHIS Technical Assistance Center (ATAC) does not provide assistance with the appropriate use or business functionality of EMRS 2.0. 

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