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California Emergency
Services Association

The Professional Association of California's Emergency Managers
HomeWhy CESA?
Our strength lies in the diversity of our emergency management education and experience.

Our Members enjoy the following benefits:
  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with hundreds of emergency management professionals in multiple disciplines.
  • Access to forums on best practices, lessons learned, and current issues in emergency management. 
  • Collaboration with Cal OES and other emergency management organizations to encourage leadership development, promote professionalism, and support strategic planning for the future of emergency management.
  • Monitoring of state and federal legislation and regulations, as well as activities, trends, and other issues affecting the emergency management community.
  • Provisions for the awareness of the roles and responsibilities of emergency managers through outreach to other organizations and disciplines. 
Professional Development and Education
  • Wide-ranging educational programs, online training seminars, and workshops conducted by subject matter experts and key individuals in the emergency management field.
  • Leadership development opportunities in serving on various CESA committees.
  • Discounts and priority access to the CESA Annual Training and Conference; the premiere emergency management conference in California.
Resources and Other Member Benefits
  • Members-only access to an online resource library containing emergency management toolkits, articles, grant information, and prospective employment opportunities.
  • A quarterly newsletter providing timely information on current emergency management initiatives, legislative issues, and agency news at the local, regional, tribal, state, and federal levels.
  • A comprehensive mentorship program designed for emergency management professionals in all career stages.
  • Recognition of innovative programs and excellence in emergency management through the CESA Awards Program.

CESA Membership Levels:

  • Individual Membership:
    • One member
    • $110 first year
    • $75 renewal

  • Organizational Membership:
    • Four members
    • $260 first year
    • $225 renewal
    • Call for additional member costs
  • Benefactor Membership:
    • Six members
    • $1,000 annually
  • Student Membership:
    • One member
    • Full-time student (12 units per semester)
    • $25 annually



CESA Chapters

  • CESA is organized into three geographic Chapters – Inland, Coastal and Southern.  
  • By joining CESA, you automatically become a member of the chapter covering your area.

  • Each Chapter has regularly scheduled Board meetings and holds informational seminars and training sessions throughout the year.
California Emergency Services Association (CESA)
2973 Harbor Blvd. #295
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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