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.

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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2018 LEPA Board Nominations

The LEPA office has started accepting nominations for the 2018 LEPA Board. You can access the form by clicking HERE . Forms must be received by March 1, 2018

It is that time of the year where LEPA is seeking members to serve on the Board of Directors. This year we would like to poll the membership and get some feedback from you. We are asking you to nominate an expiring Board member(s) for re-election and/or submit names of prospective members of the Board of Directors for the two positions to be filled, each for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018.

To qualify for nomination for election to the Board of Directors, a person must have been a paid member of LEPA for the past consecutive 12 months. The LEPA Board is required to meet each quarter or whenever necessary and on the day prior to the annual Workshop of the Association. Board members must attend at least half of the Board meetings from July 1 through June 30 for each year of their respective terms.

Forms can be submitted by mail , fax or email. Please submit forms by mail to the LEPA office 8550 United Plaza Blvd , Suite 1001 Baton Rouge ,LA 70809. they must be postmarked no later than March 1st, 2018.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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.

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