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The IAEM Bulletin, the official newsletter of the International Association of Emergency Managers, is published monthly by IAEM to keep members abreast of association news, government actions affecting emergency management, and research and information sources. The Bulletin – which is in its 41st year of continuous publication – is also intended to serve as a way for emergency management colleagues to exchange information on programs and ideas. The members-only IAEM Bulletin, generally 24-40 pages, moved from print to electronic publishing in 2014. Past issues are available in the members-only IAEM Bulletin Archives.
There are two complimentary issues of the IAEM Bulletin linked below. Please share this issue with your EM colleagues, and encourage them to join our association:
The Bulletin is distributed electronically via the members-only archives to more than 6,000 emergency management officials each month, representing all levels of government, industrial, commercial, educational, military, private, non-profit and volunteer organizations. The newsletter is also shared with allied organizations and legislative representatives with a role in emergency management issues.
Please read the Author's Guidelines before submitting an article for the IAEM Bulletin. For the issues that are not special focus issues, articles on any topic of interest to emergency management professionals are welcome. Feature article length should be 750-1,500 words, and articles should be emailed to the editor as attached Word documents (no PDF submissions, please). Photos or illustrations must be emailed as separate image attachments (JPG or PNG). Learn more here.
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Four times a year, the IAEM Bulletin includes a special focus section on a selected topic of interest to emergency management. The other eight issues of this monthly publication include articles on a wide variety of topics related to emergency management.
Messaging and Alerting.
In the March edition, the IAEM Bulletin will take a look at messaging and alerting. As a major portion of communicating to impacted individuals, messaging and alerting are areas where split-second decisions can mean the difference between avoiding the worst of an emergency or looking back on an incident as a true tragedy. In this issue, we’ll be examining:
NOTE: Articles received by the deadline will be considered for the March issue. Articles on this topic received after the deadline will be considered for a future issue.
AI in Emergency Management.
In the May issue of the IAEM Bulletin, we’ll be examining all things AI. From the good to the bad; the benefits versus risks; AI as a tool versus AI as a threat—AI will surely have a continued impact on emergency management, emergency managers, and the populations we serve. Will this technology make your job easier and the community you serve safer? Or do the threats outweigh the potential benefits? Consider:
NOTE: Articles received by the deadline will be considered for the May issue. Articles on this topic received after the deadline will be considered for a future issue.
Changing Landscape of EM
The “Civil Defense days” are in the rearview mirror for emergency management. The landscape is undeniably changing; new risks, new specializations, and new opportunities are emerging on what seems to be a daily basis for emergency managers. In August, we’ll be taking a look at the changing landscape of emergency management. Consider these—and other—concerns where emergency management has changed in recent times:
NOTE: Articles received by the deadline will be considered for the August issue. Articles on this topic received after the deadline will be considered for a future issue.
IAEM 2024: Emergency Management Ascending
The last special focus issue in October 2024 will be based on the overall theme of the IAEM 2024 Annual Conference & EMEX, “IAEM 2024: Emergency Management Ascending.” Your article should be related in some way to the overall conference theme. The October 2024 IAEM Bulletin will be our “conference issue.” Those who will be presenting at the conference are highly encouraged to submit an article based on their session topic. This article should not be an advertorial for your session. This could be “bonus content” for your session if you are speaking at the Annual Conference.
If you are a speaker who plans to submit an article:
The conference theme focuses on four key areas:
NOTE: Articles received by the deadline will be considered for the October issue. Articles on this topic received after the deadline will be considered for a future issue.