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

Student Resources

EM students are the future of the profession. IAEM provides resources to assist and guide students as they grow in the profession.



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 Members Recognized

On June 8, Dr. Stacy Willet from University of Akron won the Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award for Academic Excellence in Emergency Management Higher Education. Dr. Claire Knox from University of Central Florida won the Kay C. Goss Innovation Award.

EMAP Executive Committee

The EMAP Executive Committee met at IAEM HQ on June 1 for a budget and strategy work session. Shown with Governement Affairs Director Thad Huguley, Beth Armstrong, Chair Nick Crossley, Secretary Angee Morgan and Executive Director Nicole Livingston. Treasurer Judd Freed and other EMAP staff joined remotely.

Join in the fun!

On June 8, IAEM members and fellow emergency managers gather together at the EMI Command Post pub. 

IAEM at Hurricane Conference

Kimberly Prosser, CEM, and Ian Guidicelli, CEM visit the IAEM booth on May 11 at Palm Beach Convention Center during the Hurricane Conference. 

FEMA's Vanguard Fellowship Crisis Leaders Program

On Apr. 5, IAEM members including IAEM-USA President Carolyn Harshman, MPA, CEM; IAEM-USA Immediate Past President Judd Freed, MA, CEM; Brian Hastings, CEM; Patrick Sheehan, CEM; Jeff Toney; and Carol Parks joined FEMA's Vanguard Fellowship Crisis Leaders Program for a visit to The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Plenary Panel at ResCon

On Apr. 19, IAEM-USA President Carolyn Harshman, MPA, CEM speaks during the opening plenary panel at ResCon in New Orleans. She is joined on stage by Timothy Blute, director, Center for Best Practices, National Governors Association, Erica Bornemann, MPA, president, National Emergency Management Association and director of Vermont Emergency Management, and Mark Cooper, chief of staff for Governor John Bel Edwards, State of Louisiana.

Visit to FEMA HQ

On May 3, IAEM-USA President Carolyn Harshman, MPA, CEM visited FEMA HQ as part of the EMI Vanguard first cohort.

IAEM 2022 Virtual Conference Jeopardy

More than 50 competitors, staff, and volunteers participated in the Mar. 24 virtual IAEM Jeopardy! Participants showed their knowledge in past disaster knowledge, American History, and IAEM's past.