The IAEM Awards Competition recognizes and honors those who have made special or significant contributions to the field of emergency management.


IAEM certification is a valued recognition of excellence earned by those who demonstrate a strong understanding of comprehensive emergency management.


The IAEM Annual Conference provides opportunities for emergency managers to learn, to grow, and to network with colleagues from around the world.


The IAEM Scholarship Program nurtures, promotes and develops disaster preparedness and resistance by furthering the education of EM students.


IAEM Councils and Ad Hoc Geographic Regions

As an international organization, IAEM has multiple councils, groups, committees around the world!
Click on one of the cells below to go directly to one of these entities.

  • Go to IAEM-Asia Go to IAEM-Canada Council
  • Go to IAEM-Europa Go to IAEM-Japan Go to IAEM-USA Council Go to IAEM-Latin America Go to IAEM-Middle East
  • Go to IAEM-Oceania Council Go to IAEM-International

The IAEM Network Is One of Our Best Assets - Learn How IAEM Benefits Its Members



IAEM members have access to the largest network of top emergency management experts who can offer solutions, guidance and assistance.


Members receive regular updates on issues of importance via email, social media, weekly e-newsletter (the IAEM Dispatch), and monthly newsletter, (the IAEM Bulletin)

Professional Development

Opportunities to learn or to share knowledge are provided via in-person meetings, networking, continuing education and training opportunities.

Jobs Board

Members may learn about professional job opportunities in emergency management and seek individuals for positions needed by their departments. [View jobs]


IAEM participates on government working groups addressing vital issues such as terrorism preparedness, emergency management program standards, communications, disaster assistance delivery and others.

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IAEM in Action! 

IAEM-USA President Judson Freed, CEM, in Action

IAEM-USA President Judson Freed, CEM (left), met with Acting Regional Administrator Kevin Sligh, CEM, and IAEM member, at the opening of the FEMA-DoD Vaccination site in Ramsey County, Minnesota.

IAEM Mitigation Task Force Met With FEMA, Sept. 3, 2020

The newly formed IAEM Mitigation Task force, along with the IAEM Executive Team, met on Sept. 3, 2020, with FEMA Assistant Administrator for Mitigation Katherine Fox to discuss IAEM policy support for BRIC and PDM.

IAEM-USA Leaders Discussed EM-Related Legislative Proposals with House Transportation Committee Staff

IAEM-USA First Vice President Judd Freed, CEM (right), and IAEM-USA Past President Nick Crossley, CEM (second from right), met with Aaron Davis and Johanna Hardy of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Mar. 4, 2020, to discuss various emergency management-related legislative proposals pending in the Committee.

IAEM-USA Leadership Met with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor on Mar. 5, 2020

IAEM-USA Past President Nick Crossley, CEM (left), and IAEM-USA First Vice President Judd Freed, CEM (right), met with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor at FEMA Headquarters on Mar. 5, 2020.

IAEM-USA Leaders Discussed with Senate Homeland Security Committee Staff the Role of EM in Responding to COVID-19 Outbreak

IAEM-USA First Vice President Judd Freed, CEM (right), and IAEM-USA Past President Nick Crossley, CEM (left), met with Alexa Noruk and Chris Mulkins of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee on Mar. 4, 2020, to discuss the role that local emergency managers have in responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.