Office of Emergency Management

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Not to be confused with the Office for Emergency Management.

In the United States, an Office of Emergency Management (OEM), alternatively called an Emergency Management Office (EMO) in some areas, is an agency at the local, tribal, state or national level that holds responsibility of comprehensively planning for and responding to and recovering from all manner of disasters, whether man-made or natural. An OEM may also be requested to provide consequence management for large special events such as major gatherings, visiting dignitaries, etc. OEM is also used in Canada notably in Toronto.




Territories and Commonwealths[edit]


  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (website)
  • EPA Office of Emergency Management (website)

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Previous OEM Organizations[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Tierney, Kathleen J.; Lindell, Michael K.; Perry, Ronald W. (2001). Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press. ISBN 0-309-06999-8. 
  • Waugh, William L. (2000). Living with Hazards, Dealing with Disasters: an Introduction to Emergency Management. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe. ISBN 978-0-76563-163-3. 

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