Emergency Management Program Development

Delivered in a four-part series over a calendar year, the Emergency Management Program Development course provides a comprehensive overview of the statutory requirements and professional duties of today’s emergency manager.

Annual Association Conference

Join Us at our Annual Conference at Camp Okoboji in Wahpeton.

Be Prepared

Make sure you’re prepared for when disaster strikes! Learn more about creating a kit below.

Our Mission

The Iowa Emergency Management Association exists to advance the professional interests of its members and to assist Iowans in preserving life and protecting property in the face of any hazard.

Association News

Story County accepting applications for Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

Story County accepting applications for the position of Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator through November 22. This position is responsible for assisting in coordinating the county’s Emergency Management operations. This position performs a variety of emergency management planning, training, simulation, and response coordination duties.

For more information, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/storyia/jobs/4262288/deputy-emergency-management-coordinator?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Howard County seeking Emergency Management Coordinator

The Howard County Emergency Management Commission is seeking a full-time position as an Emergency Management Coordinator. General Duties are maintaining and coordinating emergency procedures, keeping up with certifications, working with E911, general maintenance of emergency equipment, office duties and having good communication skills.

The county offers vacation/sick leave, health insurance, IPERS, Life Insurance and Flex Spending. If interested, applications may be picked up at the Howard County Auditor’s Office. Applications and resumes are due into the Howard County Auditor’s Office by November 3, 2023, by 4:00 p.m. Salary range starts at $48.000.00.

For more information, and detailed job description, contact Darrell Knecht, Howard County Emergency Management Coordinator/E911 Coordinator. 563-547-9208 or dknecht@howardcounty.iowa.gov

Howard County is an equal opportunity employer.

State & Federal Emergency Management Resources

Association Districts

The Iowa Emergency Management Association has divided Iowa into six districts. Each district appoints two active members to represent that district on the Executive Committee of the Association – one as the primary representative and the other as the alternate. The district reps are responsible for conducting district meetings and relaying information between the members of their district and the Executive Committee.

Be Ready When Disaster Strikes

Get a Kit

basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Local maps
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • First aid kit
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter, or solar charger

Make a Plan

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case. Consider the following questions when making a plan:

  • How will I let loved ones know I am safe?
  • How will my family/household get to safe locations for relevant emergencies?
  • How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings?
  • How will my family/household get in touch if cell phone, internet, or landline doesn’t work?
  • How will family/household get to a meeting place after the emergency?

Be Informed

Emergency preparedness is not only for Californians, Midwesterners, and Gulf Coast residents. Most communities may be impacted by several types of hazards during a lifetime. Americans also travel more than ever before to areas with different hazard risks than at home.

Knowing what to do before, during, and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Use this site to learn about potential emergencies that can happen and how to prepare for and respond to them.


Preparedness Resources

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