FEPA 2021 Annual Meeting and Work Session (Virtual)
The FEPA Board of Directors has made the very difficult, but appropriate, decision to cancel the virtual Annual Meeting and Work Session scheduled for February 1-5, 2021 given the current demands of the emergency management community for COVID response. All sectors of FEPA’s membership remain actively engaged in sustaining COVID testing and community mitigation measures and are now critical components of a successful statewide vaccination initiative. As these activities will continue for the foreseeable future and are clearly the appropriate focus for our members and the agencies and organizations they serve.
Participants who have pre-registered and submitted payment will receive a full refund.
A virtual FEPA Membership Meeting is scheduled for Friday February 5, 2021 from Noon-1:30 pm (Eastern) to conduct required Association business. Business items will include the swearing in of the 2021 Elected Officers and Area Governors; recognition of the FEPA Certification Class of 2021 and 2021 Award recipients; as well as, time permitting, a discussion of the current status of FEPA and the Florida emergency management community as we prepare for 2021 Association project priorities. This session will be open to all current FEPA members at no charge and members will receive information soon with specific participant access information. Please make sure to have renewed your FEPA dues for 2021 to be able to participate and to continue to receive member benefits and access to Association programs and projects through the year.
2021 FEPA Mentorship Program
The FEPA Mentorship Program supports FEPA’s strategic goal to advance the professional development and career enhancement of the members through the exchange of ideas, development and provision of training, education, and promotion of professional standards through the growth of current and new members by experienced mentors.
The FEPA Careers and Internships in Emergency Management event is a virtual event designed to provide students an opportunity to learn about emergency management from leaders within our field.
Participating students will have the opportunity to:
Hear from a multi-disciplinary panel of emergency management leaders focused on providing students feedback to pursue a career in this field: personal experiences, professional development, best practices and lessons learned.
Network with emergency management professionals and other aspiring emergency management students.
Learn the benefits of joining the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association.
FEPA conducted an abbreviated Mid-Year Meeting on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (Eastern) via webinar. The session included General Session remarks as well as a FEPA Membership Business Meeting.
This 1-hour program is designed to increase participants’ understanding of their own signs of stress and teach in-the-moment tools to engage the relaxation response in body and mind. This webinar is designed for anyone who is responding to the COVID-19 situation and will engage participants in responding to questions and prompts to help create a personalized self-care and resilience-building plan. Those attending will build on their experience while practicing new tools that have been shown to be effective in sustaining our capacity to serve in the midst of challenging circumstances.