Come join us! Emergency Management Professionals of Hawaii

Emergency Management Professionals of Hawaii is an organization that focuses on providing  professional development opportunities to individuals that are interested in Emergency Management.

  1. Network with individuals in the Emergency Management field.
  2. Learn from presentations given by members that are subject matter experts.
  3. Get support for completing your Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) applications.

Our members come from all sectors of Emergency Management: private, non-profit, and government (local, state and federal).

Please join us at our meetings, or to request information, contact us.


IAEM Call for Speakers – Deadline – 16 Feb

The IAEM Call for Speakers deadline is just 2 days away, Friday, February 16th at 5:00pm ET.

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Call for Speakers for IAEM Annual Conference

The Call for Speakers for the 66th International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Annual Conference closes on February 16, 2018. All applications must be submitted by February 16, 2018, at 5:00pm U.S. Eastern Time to be considered.

The suggested topic areas for this year are:
1. Innovations: Expanding the Possibilities for Success
2. New Opportunities for Collaboration
3. Opportunities and Innovations in the Emergency Management Profession

Click Here to submit your presentation and for more information.

CEM/AEM Workshop, March 27, 2018

Aloha! Have you been thinking about getting your Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) accreditation? Maybe you are starting the process, but would like some advice in completing your application? Or, maybe you did not know that there was a professional emergency management accreditation available.   Regardless of your situation, EMP-HI has you covered. On 27 March 2018, EMP-HI will be sponsoring a special workshop on CEM/AEM accreditation for EMP-HI members. Please join local CEM representatives, as they share their experience, provide an overview of the accreditation program, and offer mentorship along the professional emergency management certification pathway. You can learn more about the workshop by reading the attached information paper.

See the Meetings and Events page for more details.

See you there!

March General Membership Meeting

The next general membership meeting is on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm HST.  See the Meetings and Events page for details.

Meeting Highlights:

See you there!

Release of the Refreshed NIMS Doctrine

FEMA released the refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS) doctrine on October 17, 2017. NIMS provides a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity.

In April and May 2016, FEMA held a 30-day National Engagement Period, in which stakeholders submitted nearly 3,000 comments and provided feedback on the draft NIMS update, ensuring that it reflects the collective expertise and experience of the whole community.

FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinars with stakeholders to discuss the updates in the refreshed NIMS and answer questions related to NIMS. All webinars are open to the whole community. For webinar dates, times, and registration information, please go here:

Webinar 7: Thursday, November 9, 3:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 8: Monday, November 13, 2:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 10: Wednesday, November 29, 6:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 11: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 12: Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 13: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 2:00 p.m. EST

Recent hurricanes have the Coast Guard rethinking social media’s role in rescue and response –

Recent hurricanes have the Coast Guard rethinking social media’s role in rescue and response –