What's New

The Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA) represents its members who make up the professional Emergency Management community of Kansas.

What's New

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

2014 KANSAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, September 10 – 12, 2014
Courtyard by Marriott, Junction City, KS

A conference schedule is now online.  View the schedule and other conference information here.


INVITATION TO VENDORS

2014 KANSAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, September 10 – 12, 2014
Courtyard by Marriott, Junction City, KS

The Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA) invites you to display your product or service to attendees who are in charge of purchasing various emergency equipment, tools, warning systems and other emergency related services for their jurisdictions.  Vendor support has allowed us to utilize our resources to provide for high quality educational and training venues at our conference.

The vendor area will open on Wednesday, September 10 at 10am and will run until around 2pm on Thursday. The breaks for the conference attendees will take place in the vendor area, giving the attendees ample time to visit with the vendors.  

Once again, there will be some changes as it relates to the Vendors. We will be in a new location so the arrangement of booth space will be different from recent years. We look forward to seeing you this year in Junction City, Kansas at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, as we provide our members an action and education packed conference experience.  Find complete details and a vendor contract here.


Survey Regarding Annual KEMA Report

KEMA members, please take the time to visit the following link for a short survey regarding our Annual KEMA Report.

Your participation in this survey is valuable.  Thank you for taking the time to do this.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/kemaannualreport


2014 Award Nominations Open

KEMA requests nominations for its annual awards.  Download the awards packet here.

Each nomination form is for a different award. The form specifies the award criteria, who can nominate a prospective recipient, and who determines the award recipient. Award nominations may be submitted by email or fax, but must include all information requested on the form. We are also requesting at least one picture, but no more than five (5), be submitted of each nominee along with the nomination form. 

Awards nominations MUST BE RETURNED BY 08/01/14 to:
Brian Stone, CEM®, KCEM, Director, Cowley County Emergency Management
PO Box 736, Winfield KS 67156
620-221-0470, E-mail: bstone@cowleycounty.org


Our Mission, Values & Goals

Mission: Kansas Emergency Management Association is a network of leaders dedicated to providing excellence in emergency management for Kansas.

Values:  Among the membership and within the emergency management community in Kansas, KEMA is committed to:

  • Professionalism:  KEMA promotes excellence.
  • Teamwork:  KEMA fosters communication and cooperation.
  • Responsiveness:  KEMA solicits input and active participation.
  • Leadership:  KEMA advocates for progressive growth.

Goals: To fulfill its mission, KEMA will strive:

  • To advance the professional growth of members through the development, provision, and promotion of training and professional standards. 
  • To provide recognition for excellence in emergency management. 
  • To provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and sharing lessons learned from emergency management activities.  
  • KEMA will strive to promote the profession of EM and a culture of preparedness  
  • To serve as partner to the Kansas Division of Emergency Management to improve the overall preparedness of Kansas Counties and advise on local emergency management issues. 
  • To influence public policy on emergency management through an advocacy process at the federal, state and local levels. 
  • To coordinate the efforts and plans of this association with other organizations having common interests. 
  • To promote the Principles of Emergency Management (POEM) as the benchmark of emergency management practice.

KEMA Profile

KEMA offers networking opportunities among local emergency managers as well as opportunities to interact with state and national emergency management professionals and other affiliated individuals, governmental agencies and interested private groups.

Partner organizations include many federal agencies as well as private industry groups such as the Partnership for Emergency Planning.

Download the KEMA brochure here.