LEPA is excited to invite you to participate in a 2021 LEPA Virtual Sponsorship

This year LEPA will offer virtual member webinars and networking to all of our LEPA members. Discover how your company can help LEPA stay on pace with our members in this ever-changing world. Please click HERE to view the opportunities that your company will have to participate with LEPA in 2021. Switching to a virtual world is very different and we look forward to working with each of you to make the most of your continued support of LEPA.

If you have any ideas on any other LEPA sponsorships for 2021 please let us know. We are happy to work together this year to make the most of this new virtual world for our members. We are all in this together and we look forward to seeing you back in person in May 2022.

Please contact the LEPA office at office@lepa.org or (225) 408-4757 with questions.

What is LEPA

The Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA) is a non-profit statewide organization of emergency preparedness and response practitioners with the common goal of improving public safety in emergencies. LEPA was formed in 1980 by a group of local civil defense directors who recognized the need to expand and incorporate personnel in emergency service organizations into a cohesive and productive association.

  • LEPA MISSION: To promote the exchange of ideas and best practices, improve working relationships and advance the profession of emergency management and preparedness.
  • BYLAWS:For a printable copy of the Bylaws, click here.

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LEPA Membership

What is LEPA?

The Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA) is a non-profit, statewide organization of emergency preparedness and response practitioners with the common goal of improving public safety in emergencies. LEPA was formed in 1980 by a group of local civil defense directors who recognized the need to expand and incorporate personnel in emergency service organizations into a cohesive and productive  association

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Membership Benefits

Networking

One of the most important benefits of joining LEPA is networking with other members, who are among the top professionals in the field of emergency management.

News and Information

LEPA's website features emergency management reports, Association activities, workshop information, legislative issues, an upcoming training and events calendar, and related articles.

Membership Directory

LEPA Members are permitted a free copy of the latest membership listing.

Membership Certificate

New members are provided a LEPA Member Certificate suitable for framing and an ID card.


Become a LEPA Member Today

Membership is open to anyone involved in emergency preparedness, Homeland Security or response activities. Individuals with local, parish (county), state and federal government agencies, business and industry,and volunteer organizations are eligible to join. LEPA’s strength relies on a broad-based membership of individuals dedicated to emergency preparedness.

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LEM Certification

LEM Program

The Louisiana Emergency Manager (LEM) certification is an indicator of experience, hard work, continuing education, and dedication in the field of emergency management. It is an indicator of how dedicated an individual is to his or her profession. Obtaining certification as an LEM proves that an emergency manager is familiar with and can accomplish the goals and objectives of a comprehensive emergency management program in the State of Louisiana. The Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA) developed, sponsors, and administers this certification program.

LEM Program is suspended until further notice.