Kansas Emergency
Management Association

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.

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2020 KEMA Conference Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the KEMA Board held a special meeting via video conference on April 1st to discuss the status of our annual conference.  After much deliberation, I regret to inform you that we felt the best decision at this time is to cancel the 2020 KEMA Conference. The board weighed the different options and felt this was the best course of action to take.  To read the full president's letter, click here.

Re: 2020 KEMA Awards - Nomination Deadline Extended to Dec. 31, 2020

Each year at the annual KEMA Conference in September, hard working individuals or groups are recognized for their dedication and service in the Emergency Management field.  

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Awards Banquet has been cancelled. However, 2020 nominations for activities from August 2019-July 2020 can still be submitted until the extended deadline of December 31, 2020.  The KEMA Board has chosen to present both the 2020 and 2021 awards at the 2021 awards banquet.

Also, new online submission forms have been created for 2020.  Complete details and links are posted at https://kema.org/awards.

IAEM Scholarship Deadline is July 15

The IAEM Scholarship Program Application Period is now open and will close at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on July 15, 2020. The IAEM Scholarship Program provides scholarships through a competitive process to full-time undergraduate and graduate students, and part-time graduate students, working on degrees in emergency management, disaster management, or closely related fields of study. Applications are received from students anywhere in the world, and students do not have to be members of IAEM. Awardees are selected based on applications and required complimentary materials.

To be considered for an award in this year’s program, visit the online scholarship application portal and review the application instructions. A login and password are necessary to complete the application. Individuals who do not have an IAEM account will be prompted to register (at no cost) prior to completing the application. Registration provides applicants access to update the application and provide additional documentation prior to the deadline.

Any questions about the program or applications should be directed to Scholarship Program Director Dawn M. Shiley

KEMA Scholarship Deadline Extended to Sept. 30

KEMA is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the KEMA Scholarship! Two $400 scholarships will be awarded. The application period has been extended to Sept. 30, 2020 at 5PM. Any applications received after that time will not be eligible.  Read the updated full scholarship announcement here.  View full details and find a copy of the scholarship application on our scholarship page.

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KEMA was formed in 1977 and is a network of leaders dedicated to providing excellence in emergency management and homeland security for Kansas. KEMA is committed to promoting excellence through professionalism, fostering communication and cooperation through teamwork, soliciting input and active participation through responsiveness, and advocating for progressive growth through leadership. 

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