NEMA offers its members numerous opportunities to share and discuss best practices and partner on common issues.
NEMA has committees for every aspect of emergency management. State members make up the voting bodies of each committee, with one non-voting seat reserved for a liaison from the private sector. Private sector liaisons are appointed by the Private Sector committee chair. Learn more about NEMA committees.
NEMA holds two nationalforums per year. The NEMA Mid-Year Forum is held in early spring in the Washington, D.C. area. The NEMA Annual Forum is held in the fall in the home state of the NEMA president. Learn more about NEMA forums.
Through workshops, publications, and online tools, NEMA offers high-quality learning opportunities to its membership.
|NEMA offers learning opportunities to its members through a multitude of venues,
including Lessons Learned workshops at its forums.
NEMA produces award-winning research publications and informational pieces important to emergency management audiences.
Access to research and policy initiatives
Emergency management is a constantly evolving profession. Research and policy initiatives are ongoing to determine trends.
|NEMA produces research and
informational publications important to
emergency management audiences.
Legislative activities and support
NEMA is recognized as the best source of information on state emergency management and is asked on a regular basis to provide comment and testimony to Congress on issues of national importance. NEMA employs staff in Washington, D.C., who work closely with Congress, FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies on issues of concern in all areas of emergency management.
Discounted fees for products and services
NEMA offers such Web-based services as merchandise, a career center, and product and service provider listings.
Access to members-only areas of the website
General information about NEMA is available to anyone. Members, however, are given access to restricted areas of the NEMA website where such proprietary information as a membership directory, policy and research papers, publications, legislative information, surveys, and bulletin boards are located.
A current membership directory is available online and accessible to members only.