Membership Categories & Sectors
LIFETIME Individual, Affiliate, International
Afforded to BEMA founding members, and nominated members with 10 or more years continued membership
Individual membership in the Association is available to individuals of African-Descent, and emergency managers from the U.S. Military, Federal, State & Local governments, and private industry actively engaged in emergency management as an emergency manager or similar position title. First responders (fire department, law enforcement, and emergency medical personnel) are also included as individual members
Federal, Military, State, Private Sector\Corporate, Fire\EMS, Law Enforcement, Educational
Affiliate membership is available to any organization/party which provides products, services or other resources which support BEMA and its members. Historical Black Colleges and Universitys (HBCUs), other colleges & universities, non-profit and faith-based organizations are included in this category
Lifetime\Individual, Faith-Based Organizations, Non Profit Organizations, Private Industry\Corporate, Educational
Membership available to K12 level, college, university students worldwide.
Emergency management organizations, and individuals from the Americas (Mexico, Central, South America), Caribbean Basin, African, Middle East, Europe, or other international entity are included as association members within the International Sector
Lifetime\Individual, Faith-Based Organizations, Non Profit Organizations, Private Industry\Corporate, Government.
Relief & Recovery
Special membership category afforded to disaster relief & recovery organizations
for direct response, immediate deployment & relief, and long-term recovery
of communities from disasters.
Corporate \ NGO
Federal, State, County, City association membership.
Services provided are similar to all other members with special emphasis on
advice on emergency education & training, and climate change position.
Government (federal, state, county, city)
Agency, department group membership.
Similar to corporate membership.
Membership dues lower than Corporate.