Principles of EM

Principles of Emergency Management

About the Principles | Documents About the EM Principles | Supporting Organizations

About the Principles of Emergency Management

In 2007, Dr. Wayne Blanchard of FEMA’s Emergency Management Higher Education Project, at the direction of Dr. Cortez Lawrence, Superintendent of FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, convened a working group of emergency management practitioners and academics to consider principles of emergency management. This project was prompted by the realization that while numerous books, articles and papers referred to “principles of emergency management,” nowhere in the vast array of literature on the subject was there an agreed-upon definition of what these principles were. The group agreed on eight principles that will be used to guide the development of a doctrine of emergency management. The monograph provided below lists these eight principles and provides a brief description of each. IAEM was well represented in the working group, and the IAEM Board of Directors endorsed these principles upon their publication.

Documents About the Principles of Emergency Management

Organizations That Have Recognized the Principles of Emergency Management

International Association
of Emergency Managers

Feed the Children

The Ambatovy Project

Kestrel Group

Auckland University
of Technology (AUT)

Massey University,
New Zealand

Basrah Gas Company
Emergency Response Department

National Emergency
Management Association

Civil Contingencies Advisors Ltd

National Fire Protection Association

Crisis & Emergency Management Centre (CEMAC)

Qatar Shell GTL
Emergency Response Team

Emergency Management
Academy of New Zealand

Safety Centre Europe

Emergency Management
Accreditation Program

Singapore Civil Defense Force

Federal Emergency
Management Agency

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