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Welcome to the Colorado Emergency Management Association
CEMA is a professional association representing the public, private, volunteer, and non-government organization (NGO) emergency management community in Colorado. CEMA's role is to provide representation on many state-wide committees, working groups and emergency management program teams.
Furthermore, CEMA serves as an advisory organization to governance bodies on emergency management issues. CEMA's other roles include managing the Colorado Emergency Manager Certification Program, legislative monitoring, awards /recognition program and membership services. CEMA also manages the EOC Taskbook and certification program, on behalf of the State of Colorado.
CEMA was founded in 1977 as the Colorado Civil Defense Association, to "promote & support closer cooperation and coordination between Federal, State, County, and City Civil Defense organizations in performing the Civil Defense mission ... Advise and assist public officials to conduct an effective civil defense program."
While the nature of Emergency Management has changed, with the threat of nuclear war giving way to natural disasters, terrorism and its impacts, and homeland security, the mission of CEMA remains to promote and support closer cooperation and coordination among organizations performing the emergency management mission to protect our communities.
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