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! 

FEMA EMI Higher Education Conference

On June 9, while at FEMA EMI Higher Education Conference, IAEM-USA President Carolyn Harshman met with author Dr. Samantha Montano for a book signing of her new book, Disasterology

IAEM Welcomes New Staff

On June 13, CEO Beth Armstrong (L), Assistant Director Chelsea Steadman (R), and IAEM-USA Region 3 President Erik Gaull, CEM (2nd L) welcome new Member Relations Coordinator Raei Tesfazghi to the IAEM HQ staff team.

Speaking at EMI Higher Education Conference

On June 9, IAEM-USA President Carolyn Harshman spoke at the EMI Higher Education conference shown here with Dr. Carol L. Cwiak (L), associate professor, North Dakota State University. Her presentation was titled, "Reflections on Emergency Management Past, Present, and Future."

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.

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. 

Join in the fun!

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

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.

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.