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


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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Cost: $90.00

Join as Individual


Cost: $20.00

Join as Student


* The LEPA office will contact you to obtain a list of employees to include in your corporate membership.

Corporate Tier 1

  • 1-500 Employees
  • Includes up to 8 employee memberships
  • Cost: $600

Join as Corporate Tier 1

Corporate Tier 2

  • 501+ Employees
  • Includes up to 12 employee memberships
  • Cost: $1,000.00

Join as Corporate Tier 2


  • Includes up to 3 employee memberships
  • Cost: $250.00

Join as Government/Institutional