Welcome to the official website of the North Carolina Emergency Management Association. NCEMA serves its members by providing information, networking and professional opportunities.
NCEMA Draft Strategic Plan Released
In January of 2015, the Association began a strategic planning process to evaluate the current role of the association and create short term and long term goals. This process included two open surveys to gain feedback and a strategic planning workshop which included the NCEMA Executive Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and all committee chairs.
The attached document is our attempt at providing strategic direction for the association in the coming years.
We would like to receive your feedback on the document to ensure that we have represented the communities desires for a highly productive and supportive emergency management association.
In order to move the strategic planning process forward, we ask that you review the attached document and send any feedback to Don.Campbell@Guilford-ES.Com by October 2nd at 5:00pm.
The Strategic Planning Committee will review all of the submitted comments and make any required changes to the document prior to the Fall Conference. During the Fall Conference we will present the Strategic Plan at a general session and then bring the strategic plan up for a vote at the membership meeting during the Conference.
We look forward to receiving feedback on the strategic plan for your emergency management association.
Carolina Emergency Management 2015 Fall Conference will be held during the
week of October 11th, 2015......at the Sea Trail Conference Center in Sunset
Beach, North Carolina. Detailed information concerning the conference registration process, and the program, is available by "clicking" on the top box to the left of this paragraph. Do plan to attend the conference; where an enlightening, and
enjoyable, time will be had by all!
Conference Awarding of Executive Level Certification Two
local emergency management personnel were recognized during the 2015 Spring Conference for having achieved the
Executive Level within the North Carolina Emergency Management Certification
(New Hanover County Office of
Emergency Management and 911 Communications) received her Executive Level
certificate at the Spring Conference Banquet.In addition, Jared Hill (Guilford County Emergency Management Division) also earned
the Executive Level Emergency Management Certification.
2015 Spring Conference PowerPoint Presentations and Photos
the PowerPoint slide presentations used by the various speakers at the past Spring Conference
in Cherokee, NC......and, to see the photographs that were taken during the
conference......go to the “CONFERENCE INFORMATION” section at the top of this
page and "click" on the "2015 Spring Conference" section on
the drop-down menu.
Management Association Award Recipients
The James F.
Buffalo Award……presented to a person outside of the Emergency
Management family……award winner was Mark Howell (Emergency
Programs Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer
The Vance E. Kee
Award……presented to a Local Emergency Management Staff Person……award
winner was Johnny Wilson (Buncombe County Emergency Services).
William A. Thompson Award……presented to a North Carolina
Division of Emergency Management Employee……award winner was Karen
Hamby (Western Branch Office of the North Carolina Division of Emergency
Phillip Nichlos Waters Award……presented to a Local Emergency
Management Coordinator/Director……award winner was David Breedlove (Swain
County Emergency Management).
Award ceremony photographs will be posted to the 2014 Fall
Conference portion of this website in the very near future.
Contact Information for County Emergency Management Agencies Posted
The contact information for County Emergency Management agencies can now be found here.
Resolve to be Ready
This year's Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on 'Family Connection' to reinforce the importance of parents including their children in preparedness conversations in advance of potential disasters. The Ready campaign makes an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by recommending families consider these three ideas when making a plan: who to call, where to meet and what to pack. Check it out here www.ready.gov/.