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.
DOUG REED - POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Welcome to the website for the Iowa Emergency Management Association. Your local emergency managers across Iowa are charged with protecting our communities by coordinating the design and implementation of all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve local capabilities to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the threat or occurrence of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.
Our Association works to advance and enhance the profession of emergency management in Iowa by providing education, introducing legislative initiatives, and representing the profession within many statewide organizations. It is also the conduit that provides monthly opportunities for our emergency management professionals across the state to meet, collaborate and enhance our county emergency management programs through collaboration, multi-county projects and information sharing.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please explore our website to find out more about who we are, what we do and how to join us.
Doug Reed, President
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Years of Service
- 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
- 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?
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.https://www.ready.gov/be-informed