The international association of emergency managers
The Interna*onal Associa*on of Emergency Managers
A"er earning my Doctorate from Columbia University in 1978, I began a 35-‐year career in public service that has included roles at organizaEons such as the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) and the 911 FUND. As President of the 911 FUND today, I draw inspiraEon from the bravery and sacriﬁce of the ﬁreﬁghters and other emergency personnel who served during and a"er the September 11 terrorist aQacks. In addiEon to my work with the 911 FUND, I also contribute to the emergency management profession through my membership in the InternaEonal AssociaEon of Emergency Managers (IAEM). As an internaEonal non-‐proﬁt organizaEon, IAEM provides valuable resources to me in my eﬀorts to assist ﬁrst responders in countries all over the world, including ArgenEna, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, HaiE, Panama, Paraguay, and elsewhere.
As the former ExecuEve Director and Chief Learning Oﬃcer of FDNY, where I was responsible for all training and educaEon for the Departments 17,000 personnel, I strongly support IAEMs mission to educate the public in the Principles of Emergency Management. Developed in associaEon with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), these principles consist of eight consensus deﬁniEons agreed upon by expert pracEEoners and academics in the ﬁeld. Adopted by some of the foremost emergency management agencies in the world, including FEMA, Safety Centre Europe, Singapore Civil Defense Force, and the Emergency Management Academy of New Zealand, the eight principles are intended to guide emergency management in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other disasters. AddiEonally, IAEM aims to promote the development of the emergency management profession through the IAEM Scholarship Program and the CerEﬁed Emergency Manager Scholarship Program.
To learn more about IAEM and access emergency management resources, please visit iaem.com.