Office of emergency management

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An office of emergency management (OEM), alternatively called an emergency management office (EMO), or an emergency management agency (EMA) in some areas, is an agency at the local, tribal, state, national or international level that holds responsibility for 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.


U.S. local[edit]

U.S. States[edit]

U.S. territories and commonwealths[edit]

U.S. Federal[edit]







Previous OEM Organizations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Oregon Office of Emergency Management : OEM Home Page : State of Oregon". OEM Home Page : Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Oregon COVID-19 Response : Home : State of Oregon". Home : Oregon COVID-19 Response. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  3. ^ "CDERA prepares for change in name, mandate". Barbados Advocate. Archived from the original on 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2009-05-14.

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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