About the Principles | Documents About the EM Principles | Supporting Organizations
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.
of Emergency Managers
The Ambatovy Project
of Technology (AUT)
Basrah Gas Company
Emergency Response Department
Civil Contingencies Advisors Ltd
Crisis & Emergency Management Centre (CEMAC)
Qatar Shell GTL
Emergency Response Team
Academy of New Zealand
Safety Centre Europe
Singapore Civil Defense Force
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