24th Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference


Continuing into its 24th year, the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference will continue its focus on Young Professionals in Emergency Management. We are hard at work on new programs and events to develop excellence in the field of Emergency Preparedness.


Young Professionals Engagement Event

NJEPA continues to work to improve Emergency Management well beyond the confines of the conference.  We developed this specialized program for “the next generation of emergency managers” (under 40+/-). 

This session is designed for those who are new to Emergency Management or looking to get started in the field.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask industry leaders questions about the field, get career advice, network and learn how Emergency Management touches every industry in the public and private sector.  Program elements will include a panel discussion with veteran Emergency Management professionals, a presentation from a higher education institution, networking opportunities, and a chance to win free attendance at the 2024 NJEPA Conference.  

Click here to view the Agenda for the Event.




Higher Education Project

NJEPA continues to work with colleges and universities to not only provide meaningful training and discussions the week of the conference, but also to help engage students who are the future of our profession. Whether it is emergency management, homeland security, public health, medical, mental health or social service, the NJEPA Conference provides a venue for opportunities not found in the traditional classroom for professional growth. NJEPA encourages this collaboration through:

  • Our scholarship program, to assist our future emergency managers in their academic endeavors

  • The opportunity for colleges and universities to take advantage of the conference as an academic classroom with special student rates and sessions

  • The opportunities for our partners in Higher Education to spotlight their programs and offerings to all of the emergency professionals attending the conference

For more information about participation, please click here to contact our Higher Education Committee



The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association will be awarding up to three (3) Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic years. Please view the Scholarship Information page for full details. All applications must be received as one completed file or package by email and are to include transcripts and any other supporting information. Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 10, 2023 at 3:00 PM. Any application received after this date will not be considered for a scholarship.