NEMA, the professional association of emergency management directors from all 50 states, eight territories, and the District of Columbia, is the source of information, support, and expertise for people like you - emergency management professionals at all levels of government and the private sector who prepare for, mitigate, respond to, recover from, and provide products and services for all emergencies, disasters, and threats to the nation’s security.
NEMA membership is open to everyone who has a role in emergency management. Membership benefits include:
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Membership in NEMA is open to all who play a role in emergency management from local, state, and federal government; the private sector; and the academic community. Learn more about why you should join NEMA by viewing NEMA's Membership Benefits.
Held twice a year, the NEMA Leadership and Policy Forums provide the venue to work collaboratively on current issues that affect the emergency management community. Members receive discounts on registration and exhibits.
NEMA is a recgonized source of information on state emergency management - providing comments and testimony to Congress on issues of national importance.
With offices in Washington DC and Lexington, KY, NEMA's staff works closely with Congress, FEMA, DHS, stakeholder organizations, and the emegency management community to provide expert support on all issues.
NEMA administers the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a nationally adopted mutual aid agreement between states. Governance of EMAC is through NEMA's membership, the Directors of the State Emergency Management Agencies. Learn more about EMAC by watching this short video.
Visit the EMAC website to learn more.