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 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 empofhawaii@gmail.com.

  • 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.

Call for Speakers for EMvision Talks (IAEM Annual Conference)

IAEM’s EMvision Talks are modeled on the well-known TED™ Talk format.The Talks provide a forum for people to share a personal connection to an idea, experience or passion related to emergency management, leadership, communication, community engagement, or other related topics

Talks are limited to 7-minutes and will be on the plenary stage on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the IAEM 66th Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Review before you submit –


Round 1 – Abstract Submission

Opens – March 12th

Closes – April 9th at 5pm ET

Round 2 – Video Submission

Closes June 15th

CLICK HERE for the submission link

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!