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Welcome to the home page of the Mississippi Civil Defense / Emergency Management Association.  This site is dedicated to the emergency management professionals from across The Magnolia State that the association serves.

The Mississippi Civil Defense / Emergency Management Association (MCDEMA) represents its members who make up the professional emergnecy management community of Mississippi, including State, County, Municipal and Tribal emergency management and public safety staff as well as supporting organizations who play a crucial role in emergency management in our state.  We invite you to join us by becoming a member of our organization.  The membership application can be found under the forms sections of our website.

MCDEMA's Purpose

The purpose of the Association is to advance and improve the profession of emergency management through education, increased public awareness, and professional development in the State of Mississippi; to promote the interchange of programs, ideas and best practices in the profession in the state; and, to create and promote a feeling of fellowship and understanding among and between county governments, municipal governments, state government and the emergency managers / civil defense directors and staff in each of the aforementioned governments and the citizens they represent.  The Association shall be non-political.

MCDEMA News

MCDEMA 2014 Mid-Winter Education Conference

The MCDEMA 2014 Mid-Winter Education Conference will be held November 11th - 13th, 2014 at the Golden Moon Convention Center in Choctaw, Mississippi.  The conference will begin at 3:00 PM on Tuesday and conclude before noon on Thursday.  On-Line Information and Registration for Individuals and Sponsors/Exhibitors is available here:  http://conference.msucares.com/mcdema/  - Traditional conference information, registration form and tentative agenda is also available here:  2014 MCDEMA Mid-Winter  If you have questions or need additional assistance contact:  John Elfer - Conference Chair - 601-636-1544 or johne@co.warren.ms.us;  Tom Ball - Conference Co-Chair - 662-325-3141 - tomb@ext.msstate.edu; or MCDEMA Secretary Cindy Galey - 601-833-8561 - mcdemasecretary@gmail.com

AHIMT - Training Announcement - Position Specific Training for Incident Commander

MCDEMA in partnership with the MS Office of Homeland Security, MS Emergency Management Agency, and MS State Department of Health will offer an Advanced ICS - All Hazards Incident Management Training Course prior to the MCDEMA 2014 Mid-Winter Education Conference.  This Position Specific Training for Incident Commander will be held November 7th - 11th at the Golden Moon Hotel and Convention Center in Choctaw, Mississippi.  This course will begin at 6:00 PM on Friday and conclude before 3:00 PM on Tuesday.  The Training announcement and criteria for admission is available here:  AHIMT-Incident Commander Training   The AHIMT Registration Form for this position specific training is available here:  AHIMT Registration Form