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Welcome -The National Emergency Management Association

NEMA is the professional association of and for emergency management directors from all 50 states, eight territories, and the District of Columbia.

NEMA provides national leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management; serves as a vital emergency managementalt information and assistance resource; and advances continuous improvement in emergency management through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and collaborative policy positions. 

NEMA 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.

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What is Emergency Management?

Emergency management (disaster management) is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risks, particularly those that have deleterious or catastrophic consequences for communities, regions, or entire countries.  Focus on mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Effective emergency management relies on integration of emergency plans at all levels of government and non-government. Activities at each level (individual, group, community) affect other levels.

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National Emergency Management Association
PO Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578
Phone: (859) 244-8000 Fax: (859) 244-8239



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