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

Clinton County Emergency Management is hiring an Operations Officer

Under the general supervision of the Emergency Management Coordinator, contributes to the efficient and productive operation of the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) including the planning and coordination of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities. Assists in the organization and supervision of all EMA volunteer personnel. Manages the Medical Examiner Office budget and the schedule for both the Medical Examiner Investigators and Medical Examiner Transport Drivers of Clinton County. The Operations Officer is available for 24-hour response during emergencies and periods of activation.

For more information, please go to www.clintoncounty-ia.gov/employment/operations_officer/426/

Des Moines County seeking an Emergency Management Coordinator

The Des Moines County Emergency Management Commission is seeking a dedicated and competent individual to fill the role of Emergency Management Coordinator for the Des Moines County Emergency Management Agency. This role is an essential component for public safety and local government in Des Moines County.

For more information, please go to https://www.desmoinescounty.iowa.gov/employment/emergency_management_coordinator/407/

Region 6 Local Emergency Planning Committee
Region 6 ESF-10 Mapping Project
Federal Fiscal Year ‘24

The Region 6 Local Emergency Planning Committee (hereafter also referred to as the LEPC) requests proposals from firms or individuals with emergency management and hazardous materials planning and response experience. The LEPC intends to contract with a qualified individual or firm to provide the mapping and GIS services required to update the maps included in its Regional Hazardous Materials Response Plan (ESF-10). An interested party or parties may request consideration for this project by submitting a proposal to the Region 6 LEPC as outlined herein. The Region 6 LEPC has successfully utilized contractors for over ten years to update the regional ESF-10.

Download: LEPC ESF-10 MAPPING RFP FY24 v4

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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