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You can enhance your mission capabilities by joining DERA and becoming an important part of our worldwide network of members who are respected as leaders in the field of emergency management.

Add your strength to ours...together we will accomplish great things!

As a member, you gain access to DERA's extensive resources. No matter what your role in emergency management...full-time professional, unpaid volunteer, contractor, student, or just an interested member of the community...there is an important place for you in DERA where you can contribute your own talents while receiving support from others as well as gaining access to DERA's extensive cache of equipment and reference materials.

Join a respected team

DERA members have been leading, mentoring, and diligently serving in all areas of disaster preparedness, response and recovery for more than 40 years. As technical experts and community leaders, our members have worked together to build stronger defenses against disaster, and have always helped one another and neighboring communities during time of crisis.

You have a place in DERA, whether your interest is Local, National or International

DERA provides you with a worldwide professional network and offers opportunities for regional and international service. DERA also supports members with workshops, training opportunities, and networking sessions.

DERA Members in Action

The Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association, International (DERA) was founded in 1962 to assist communities worldwide in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and to serve as a professional association linking professionals, volunteers, and organizations active in all phases of emergency preparedness and management. DERA currently has active members around the world, representing national governments, nonprofit associations, official agencies and departments, educational institutions, corporations, small business concerns, emergency management professionals, researchers, and volunteers.

When you join DERA, you immediately become an important part of our vital network.

Online Membership Registration

Please select your desired membership classification and let us know your primary interest or profession.

The name and mailing address you use on the payment page will be the information we initially use for your membership. We will mail you a membership welcome package with a personal profile form which you can use to make any changes, such as titles or certifications, mailing preferences, etc.

When you click the "Add to Cart" button, you will be taken to a secure online payment site hosted by PayPal where all major cards are accepted. You do not have to be registered with PayPal to join DERA online--at the payment page, just look for the credit card logos at the lower left and click on the blue "continue" link.

Membership Classification
Your Name and Title
Primary Field of Interest (Radio Callsign if Licensed)
Optional Donation - Charitable Contribution
Priority Delivery Options

If you wish to instead register by mail, please print this PDF application form and send check or money order to:

DERA Membership
PO Box 797
Longmont, CO 80502-0797

DERA and the DERA logo are Trademarks (™) of the Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association, Inc. All material at this web site is Copyright (c) 1976-2013, DERA International. Permission for non-commercial use will generally be granted upon written request. Commercial requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. DERA is a private, non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any government or national agency. DERA is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our tax identification number (FEIN) is 39-1777651. DERA is registered with GuideStar ® and our financial records are available for public inspection.

DERA, PO Box 797, Longmont, Colorado 80502

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