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.

Serving Iowa since 1962



Welcome to the IEMA website! If you are a member, we encourage you to take a look around – review members only areas of the website, learn about upcoming events, and access important documents that support the daily operations and share those you have with other peers via this site.

To those who are not members, we strongly encourage you to learn more about our organization. We would love to have you on board as either a member, associate or sustaining member.

IEMA strives to lead the state of Iowa in emergency management through the use of collaborative best practices. IEMA serves as a collective majority voice for local emergency managers across the State of Iowa.

There are many dynamic services and opportunities that are unique to the field of emergency management nationwide and here in Iowa it is no different. As we look to the future and ways to enhance membership services, the Iowa Emergency Manager Certification (IACEM) program, and corporate outreach are ways to get involved and I believe now is the perfect time to join this association and become involved.

IEMA strives to combine collaboration and innovation to advance the field of emergency management across Iowa.

Our collective goal is focused on becoming the best emergency management association in the nation.

To our members – I say thank you!

To our soon-to-be members, I say welcome!

Dave C Wilson, President of the Iowa Emergency Management Association


IEMA Membership


Join IEMA today! We have three levels of membership: Active, Associate and Sustaining.

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Want to be an Iowa Certified Emergency Manager? Find out how.

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See Something Say Something


If you see something, say something. Report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

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2018 Membership

We have 91 of 93 Emergency Management Coordinators in the State of Iowa as members of the Association. Join today!

Years of Service

2018 will mark 56 years of service to Iowans by the Iowa Emergency Management Association, established in 1962.

StormReady Initiative

IEMA is working to get all 99 counties in Iowa declared StormReady by the National Weather Service. Currently 37 counties are StormReady in Iowa. Apply today!
Get a Kit
A 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 a 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
Be Informed
Preparedness Websites

Our Sustaining Members

Serving Iowa since 1962


“Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.”

― Max Mayfield
Former Director
National Hurricane Center