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 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. 

2022 Board Retreat Fun

On Mar. 9, IAEM-USA President Carolyn Harshman, CEM, IAEM Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth B. Armstrong, MAM, CAE, and IAEM Assistant Executive Director, Chelsea F. Steadman, QAS,
meeting during the IAEM-USA Board Retreat in Long Beach, California.

IAEM on stage at the Beverly O’Neil Theater

On Mar. 9, IAEM-USA and IAEM-Global Boards relax onstage at the Beverly O’Neil Theater in Long Beach, California.

2022 Board Retreat Wrap-up Dinner

On Mar. 9, the IAEM-USA and IAEM-Global Board networked during their wrap-up dinner at L’Opera in Long Beach, California.

IAEM Region 9 Region Talk

On Feb. 16, IAEM Region 9 hosted a Region Talk webinar where they hosted representatives from Emergency Management State Associations of the region. View the webinar

IAEM-USA President Harshman Provides Testimony on Feb. 16

IAEM-USA President Carolyn Harshman, MPA, CEM, testified on Feb. 16, 2022, on behalf of IAEM before the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. The hearing was on "FEMA Priorities for 2022: Stakeholder Perspectives." Read the testimony.

IAEM Student Task Force

On Nov. 17, IAEM's Student Task Force welcomed hiring professionals from many different areas of emergency management. Topics discussed included resume writing, interviewing, and networking tips. 

IAEM Meets with FEMA Administrator

On Jan. 10, IAEM representatives Carolyn Harshman, Brad Gilbert, Beth Armstrong, and Thad Huguley met with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and representatives from NEMA and BCEM. The discussion focused on the Federal response to COVID, NQF, and FEMA’s recently-released strategic plan. Administrator Criswell and her staff have been very proactive with their outreach to FEMA’s state and local partners.