The Missouri Emergency Management Association (MOEMA) is a non-profit statewide organization of emergency preparedness and response practitioners with the common goal of improving public safety in emergencies. MOEMA was originally formed as the Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association (MEPA) by a group of local civil defense directors in 1960 who recognized the need to expand and incorporate personnel in emergency service organizations into a cohesive and productive association.
Membership is open to anyone involved in emergency preparedness or response activities. Individuals with local, county, state and federal government agencies, business and industry, and volunteer organizations are eligible to join. MEPA’s strength relies on a broad-based membership of individuals dedicated to emergency preparedness.