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The IAEM Bulletin, the official newsletter of the International Association of Emergency Managers, is published monthly by IAEM to keep members abreast of association news, government actions affecting emergency management, and research and information sources. The Bulletin – which is in its 38th year of continuous publication – is also intended to serve as a way for emergency management colleagues to exchange information on programs and ideas. The members-only IAEM Bulletin, generally 24-40 pages, moved from print to electronic publishing in 2014. Past issues are available in the members-only IAEM Bulletin Archives.
There is two 2021 complimentary issue of the IAEM Bulletin linked below. Please share this issue with your EM colleagues, and encourage them to join our association:
The Bulletin is distributed electronically via the members-only archives to more than 6,000 emergency management officials each month, representing all levels of government, industrial, commercial, educational, military, private, non-profit and volunteer organizations. The newsletter is also shared with allied organizations and legislative representatives with a role in emergency management issues.
Please read the Author's Guidelines before submitting an article for the IAEM Bulletin. For the issues that are not special focus issues, articles on any topic of interest to emergency management professionals are welcome. Feature article length should be 750-1,500 words, and articles should be emailed to the editor as attached Word documents or included in the text of the email (no PDF submissions, please). Photos or illustrations must be emailed as separate image attachments (JPG or PNG). Learn more here.
The IAEM Bulletin Advertising Policy includes information about placing display ads in the IAEM Bulletin, including ad sizes, ad formats, ad costs, and IAEM member discounts.
Four times a year, the IAEM Bulletin includes a special focus section on a selected topic of interest to emergency management. The other eight issues of this monthly publication include articles on a wide variety of topics related to emergency management.
In the March edition, the mental health of emergency managers and their stories will be highlighted. As part of a larger initiative to help those struggling with the ongoing burden of emergency management, IAEM encourages you to tell your story of stress, trauma, and bravery. Writing your story may help you process the feelings and thoughts associated with your story—articles for this issue can be published anonymously.
NOTE: Articles received by the deadline will be considered for the March issue. Articles on this topic received after the deadline will be considered for a future issue as part of the ongoing initiative.
The IAEM Bulletin will be focusing on what emergency managers can do or should prepare to do, as the climate varies over time. Should we strive for resilient communities? Should emergency managers focus on securing the resources needed to recover? What steps should be taken to prepare for a changing climate?
NOTE: Articles received by the deadline will be considered for the May issue. Articles on this topic received after the deadline will be considered for a future issue.
The May edition of the IAEM Bulletin will be featuring stories and tips for new emergency managers, people coming to EM as a second career, and tips for maximizing your time in the emergency management field. Several committees and caucuses within IAEM have expert knowledge of these topics. IAEM welcomes article submissions from these portions of the organization, as well as from individuals.
NOTE: Articles received by the deadline will be considered for the August issue. Articles on this topic received after the deadline will be considered for a future issue.
The last special focus issue in October 2023 will be based on the overall theme of the IAEM 2023 Annual Conference & EMEX, “IAEM 2023: Emergency Management—Turning the Tide.” Your article should be related in some way to the overall conference theme. The October 2023 IAEM Bulletin will be our “conference issue.” Those who will be presenting at the Conference are highly encouraged to submit an article based on their session topic. "Turning the Tide" can mean many different things to different emergency managers. For you, does it mean getting away from COVID-19 and now in a COVID-19-forever world, but not a deadly world? Perhaps you interpret "Turning the Tide" from an education and professional standpoint: turning the tide from an OTJ model with IS courses to a profession with leaders who are well-educated, trained, and experienced for today, and tomorrow’s world? The meaning is nearly limitless; what does it mean to you and your emergency management role?
NOTE: Articles received by the deadline will be considered for the October issue. Articles on this topic received after the deadline will be considered for a future issue.