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


 
       
 

Emergency Management Accreditation Program

 

Singapore Civil Defense Force

       
  Federal Emergency
Management Agency

 

 

       
     

 

       

 

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