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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

New MCDEMA Officers & Board Members begin serving

During the annual MCDEMA Business Meeting at the MS Preparedness Summit - Kerrie Gentry-Blissard was elected Vice-President of MCDEMA. Kerrie is from Clay County and has been serving as the District 4 Representative on the Board of Directors.  Donna Sanderson, Deputy Director of Monroe County EMA was elected to represent District 4 on the Board.

MCDEMA Life-time Memberships Awarded at Annual Conference

T.W. Cooper, Larry Barr and Ms. Rosilind  Longino were awarded MCDEMA Life-time Memberships  during the annual meeting.  Mr. Cooper was the Greenwood-Leflore County Emergency Management Director.  Mr. Barr, State Fire Coordinator, will be retiring on June 30th.  Ms. Longino served Hinds County Emergency Management.

Mark your Calendar - MCDEMA Mid-Winter Conference - November 11 - 13, 2014 at Pearl River Resort