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Arkansas Emergency Management Association

Our Mission

The Arkansas Emergency Management Association is dedicated to reducing the risk of loss of life and property by promoting professional development and networking through federal, state, and local agencies, private industries and volunteer organizations while advocating the emergency management mission.


Establish and maintain professional standards for managing and preparing for disasters and emergencies at local level.

Influence and guide public policy and legislation affecting the emergency response community

Provide advanced training and educational opportunities for all citizens to enhance emergency preparedness in the public and private sectors.

Promote emergency management principals throughout the State.

Be the voice of the local Emergency Management Coordinators at the State and National Levels.

Increase public awareness on issues concerning preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.


Innovation, Coordination, and Service

Trust in and respect for others

Adherence to public laws and standards

Individual and team professionalism

Commitment and Dedication


The Arkansas Emergency Management Association promotes the efforts of Arkansas communities to plan for natural and man-made disasters and emergencies through improved preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities. AEMA is the professional association for Arkansas’ Emergency Management Professionals:

A network for training, education, and preparedness information and professional development.

A forum for sharing knowledge, ideas, processes, lessons learned, and building partnerships.




AR Emergency Management Association

P.O. Box 578

Star City, AR 71667



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