The Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA) is a non-profit statewide organization of emergency preparedness and response practitioners with the common goal of improving public safety in emergencies. LEPA was formed in 1980 by a group of local civil defense directors who recognized the need to expand and incorporate personnel in emergency service organizations into a cohesive and productive association.


  • LEPA MISSION: To provide support and leadership to advance public safety. 

  • STRATEGIES TO FULFILL MISSION:  Clickhere for strategies.

  •  BYLAWS:For a printable copy of the Bylaws, click here.




Terrorism: How it can affect your Community, Business and Industry

MAY 4-7, 2015





2015 LEPA/GOHSEP Workshop Registration

Click Here to access the full registration brochure


Make sure to sign up today for this exciting workshop.


 Pre Conference Session Monday May 4, 2015

Screening of Persons by Observational Techniques (SPOT) Training


Keynote Speaker Gerard Braud

“When IT Hits the Fan”


One Day Exhibit Hall Monday May 4, 2015


Hazmat Training Day Thursday May 7, 2015







Room rates of $119.00 per night at the Golden Nugget located at 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd Lake Charles LA

 Please make your own hotel arrangements directly by calling 844.777.4653


Be sure to identify yourself as a member of the

Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association to receive the group rate. 


Reservations may also be made through the Golden Nugget website.


You must provide the Group Code #0515LEP when making reservations on-line.


Below is the link for online reservations



Please note that reservations must be made by April 3, 2015, in order to guarantee the group rate.







MONDAY May 4, 2015


Golden Nugget Lake Charles, LA



AWR-219: Screening of Persons by Observational Techniques (SPOT)

Morning Session  - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Afternoon Session - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Course Description:  In this course, participants are provided an overview of threat and vulnerability analyses and how these can be used to establish effective defenses. Participants are also provided with an overview of security operations that can be applied for prevention and detection of potential terrorist acts.


Participants can incorporate this course into planning for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) component and device interdiction, conducting behavioral assessments, implementing screening operations, conducting non-intrusive inspections, scene control, evacuation, and media relations.


Participant Audience:  The target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course is for public safety personnel or other personnel who have extensive contact with the public.


The target audience for the Train-the-Trainer version of this course is established trainers/instructors in academies, agencies or departments who are seeking to train participants by teaching the Indirect version of this course using course materials provided by NCBRT.


Prerequisites: No prerequisites apply but it is highly recommended that participants are experienced in public safety or other public safety functions.


Location:   LEPA Conference

       2550 Golden Nugget Blvd

       Lake Charles LA


Registration:  To register, sign up on the GOHSEP Training Registration page: http://register.gohsep.la.gov/form/PRForm.php


Point of Contact:       Barrett Nugent @ 225-358-5690                   


FEMA SID Requirement: For classes beginning after October 1, 2012 FEMA is requiring that all participants have a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number to be able to attend and participate in DHS/FEMA classes.  To create or retrieve the FEMA Student Identification (SID) number, the participant needs to log on to the FEMA SID site: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid


Sponsored by:  LA Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness


Delivered by: (NCBRT) National Center of Biological Research and Training


Hosted by: GOHSEP Region 7



The full conference schedule coming soon!


Click HERE for the 2015 exhibitor and sponsor brochure


The Exhibit Hall this year will be a one day Exhibit Hall and will be held on Tuesday May 5th from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  We will have designated attendee time in the exhibit hall from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.


The cost per 8' x 10' exhibit booth is $850 when registering by April 17, 2015.  This ensures that you will be listed in all convention registration materials.  The cost of an additional booth is $600.  The exhibit fee for exhibitors registering after April 17, 2015, will be an additional $100.00 and there is no guarantee of a listing in the promotional material. 


Food and beverage SPONSORSHIP opportunities include two breakfasts, two lunches, four breaks with coffee and soft drinks, the President's Reception, the Membership/Awards Luncheon, and refreshments for workshop breaks and speaker presentations. Recognition of your generosity will be highlighted at the workshop, in our newsletter, and on our website.  


Clark Services will be the exhibit service company. Click HERE to access the exhibitor service information.




Monday May 4th, 2015

Sign up to play in the 2015 Golf Tournament or be a Hole Sponsor for $100.00

Golden Nugget
Lake Charles, LA
Tee Time : 7:30 a.m.

$85.00 Per Person
(Includes Green Fee, Cart Fee, Box Lunch and Range Balls)

Click HERE to register for the Golf Tournament

It is that time of the year where LEPA is seeking members to serve on the Board of Directors.  This year we would like to poll the membership and get some feedback from you.  We are asking you to nominate an expiring Board member(s) for re-election and/or submit names of prospective members of the Board of Directors for the two positions to be filled, each for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2015.

To qualify for nomination for election to the Board of Directors, a person must have been a paid member of LEPA for the past consecutive 12 months.  The LEPA Board is required to meet each quarter or whenever necessary and on the day prior to the annual Workshop of the Association.  Board members must attend at least half of the Board meetings from July 1 through June 30 for each year of their respective terms.

Click HERE for the Nominations Form




The Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA) is a non-profit, statewide organization of

emergency preparedness and response practitioners with the common goal of improving public safety in

emergencies. LEPA was formed in 1980 by a group of local civil defense directors who recognized the need to expand and incorporate personnel in emergency service organizations into a cohesive and productive  association




One of the most important benefits of joining LEPA is networking with other members, who are among the top professionals in the field of emergency management.



LEPA's website (www.lepa.org) features emergency management reports, Association activities, workshop information, legislative issues, an upcoming training and events calendar, and related articles.



LEPA Members are permitted a free copy of the latest membership listing.



New members are provided a LEPA Member Certificate suitable for framing and an ID card.



Membership is open to anyone involved in emergency preparedness, Homeland Security or response activities. Individuals with local, parish (county), state and federal government agencies, business and industry,and volunteer organizations are eligible to join. LEPA’s strength relies on a broad-based membership of individuals dedicated to emergency preparedness. 


Click HERE to Join LEPA




The Louisiana Emergency Manager (LEM) certification is an indicator of experience, hard work, continuing education, and dedication in the field of emergency management.  It is  an indicator of how dedicated an individual is to his or her profession.  Obtaining certification as an LEM proves that an emergency manager is familiar with and can accomplish the goals and objectives of a comprehensive emergency management program in the State of Louisiana.  The Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA) developed, sponsors, and administers this certification program. 


Click HERE for Additonal Information on the LEM Certification