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.


September General Membership Meeting

Our September meeting will be held at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Inter-Island Terminal, 7th Floor Conference Room. Click here to register.

Meeting Highlights:

  • Presentation by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator, Mr. Tom Travis
  • Presentation by the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Fire Chief, Glen Mitchell
  • Presentation by Ms. Anna Metcalfe & Ms. Laurent Kergall from the Airport Emergency Working Group

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Training Opportunity

What: Responding to Liquid and Gas Pipeline Emergencies… are some of the most demanding events responders have to face. First Responder’s have to be “street smart” to respond to a transmission or distribution emergency. This program delivers up to date information on pipeline emergencies.

Where: Honolulu Fire Department Regional Fire Training Center…890 Valkenburgh Street, Honolulu, HI 96818.

When: July 30 & 31, 20188:00 – 16:00 hrs.…the same training will be conducted on each day, you only need to attend one day’s training.

Who: Instructor:  Michael Callan through his hazardous materials background has worked with pipeline utility experts to develop training programs for first responders such as Responding to Pipeline Emergencies , Propane Emergencies and Responding to Natural Gas Emergencies. The training will discuss response actions to safely deal with a hazardous liquid or gas transmission pipelines or utility gas distribution emergency. It offers a practical approach to handling flammable hazardous liquids and gases on Oahu.

Mike Callan’s blended learning uses a range of delivery formats to build knowledge, develop skills and change behaviors.  By delivering emergency response content more frequently through a variety of channels, blended learning addresses different learning styles and enhances the learning experience of emergency responders.

Participants: YOU!!! and your fellow emergency responders, safety personnel, supervisors, planners, coordinators, government, industry, etc.

Cost:  FREE – Instruction, all instructional materials and resources, parking, and lunch. You cannot beat the price!!!

Bonus: Free lunch

Registration details:

July 30, 2018 LINK:

July 31, 2018 LINK:

Ultimately our goal is to reduce accidents and save lives through preparation. Are you ready?

Upcoming Training Opportunity

NDPTC will be hosting a demo of a new 4-hour version of the PER-304, Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery, as pre-conference training for the PRiMO conference on August 6.  Free to the public (parking is $12/day at the Hawaii Convention Center).  Those interested can register at with the registration code 62397 but need to log in or create an NDPTC account.

The IAEM honors the completion of this training as emergency or general management training for credit hours towards AEM/CEM certifications.

Upcoming Events: June Pau Hana and July General Membership Meeting

Please join us, Friday, June 22, 2018 for an afternoon Pau Hana at Gordon Biersch Brewery, Aloha Tower! Relax after work or school, and get to know some of your fellow emergency management professionals or aspiring EM’s!

The organization will sponsor some pupus…you are responsible for purchasing your own beverages, dinner.

You may bring one non-member guest.

Our May meeting will be held at the Tripler Army Medical Center Conference Room (Ocean Side, 10th Floor). You must register in advance for this event to gain access to Tripler Army Medical Center. Please identify yourself as a valid ID card holder or visitor on your registration.

Tuesday July 10, 2018, Click here to register now.

Meeting Highlights:

  • Presentation by Mr. Thomas Bookman, Regional Health Command-Pacific Emergency Manager on the 2018 RIMPAC multi-national exercise
  • Presentation by Mr. Jeff Farris, Honolulu Incident Management Team

If you do not already have access to Tripler Army Medical Center with a valid military ID or entry pass, we must receive your Eventbrite registration with your full name no later than June 27th to process a visitor pass.

Plenty of parking is available at Tripler Army Medical Center. Park on the Ocean Side for closest access to the conference room.

Hope to see you there!

May General Meeting

City and County of Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change (Photo: Sunny Greer)

Our May General Membership Meeting included a tour of NOAA’s Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, a presentation by Josh Stanbro, from the City and County of Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resilience, along with professional networking and sharing of ideas and information.  Thank you to the presenters and members who attended and contributed the meeting.

NOAA Inouye Regional Center Tour (Photo: Sunny Greer)

Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  In the meantime, join us at a pau hana social event on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Gordon Beirsch.  Stay tuned for the details and invitation announcements for those upcoming events.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (Photo: Sunny Greer)

May 2018 General Membership Meeting

Our May meeting will be held at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Inouye Regional Center (IRC) on Ford Island. You must register in advance for this event to gain access to Ford Island and the NOAA IRC. Please identify yourself as a valid Ford Island entry card holder or visitor on your registration.

Meeting Highlights:

  • Tour of the NOAA IRC facility
  • Presentation by Mr. Joshua Stanbro, Chief Resilience Officer & Executive Director of the City’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency

If you do not already have access to Ford Island with a valid military ID or entry pass, we must receive your Eventbrite registration and the personal information listed below no later than April 19th to process a visitor pass. You may include this information in your Eventbrite registration, or send separately via e-mail to

  • Full Name
  • Last 4 digits of Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Place of Birth

Due to base access restrictions, this event is open to U.S. citizens only. Plenty of parking is available outside the NOAA IRC building.

Hope to see you there!

EM Certification Webinar Series by IAEM

The Certification Webinar Series is a free program to assist candidates in obtaining their certification with IAEM.

The format for these webinars will be a 30 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute question and answer segment with Certification Commissioners.

Register through the IAEM website for the upcoming webinars (all scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM Eastern) :

·       April 11 – Training, Letters of Reference, Exam, Certification Fees

·       May 9 – Experience/Work History, Degree Documentation

·       June 13 – Professional Contributions

On-Demand recordings will be posted on the IAEM website after each webinar.