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Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery

Putting Survivors First

As natural disasters increase in frequency and severity, it is vital that organizations work with a partner that understands how to save lives, protect property, and build communities back stronger after disaster strikes.

IEM uses risk-based, data-driven services to help emergency managers and other decision makers achieve results that work in the real world. IEM has applied its winning formula of experience, people, and technology to hundreds of emergency management projects for federal, state, and local government agencies and the private sector worldwide. IEM has also managed billions of dollars in disaster assistance coming from a wide array of sources and programs, including federal, state, local, non-profit, philanthropic, and private sector organizations.

Most importantly, throughout every part of our work, we never lose sight of our primary objective: putting survivors first.

Proven Expertise, Real-world Leadership

IEM employs the most experienced leaders in the fields of emergency management and disaster recovery. Our world-class core of emergency management planners, responders, disaster program leaders, and mitigation specialists, includes former FEMA leaders and directors of county and state emergency management agencies. These specialists honed their skills in the toughest environments and are prepared to help you understand your challenges and achieve outcomes that matter.

Fighting for Communities: Finding Every Dollar Eligible for Recovery

Communities deserve all the funding they are eligible for to support an effective and resilient recovery process. IEM experts have been integral to helping clients make successful requests for disaster recovery funds. We help our clients work through the often-complicated federal funding process to secure the maximum amount of federal funds feasible for every disaster, and from every program possible.

Building Back Smarter and Stronger

IEM leads in the use of hazard mitigation funding to build back stronger and more resiliently. We have a deep understanding of the significant changes being contemplated in the hazard mitigation arena at the federal level. As the pioneers of previous innovations following major disasters, we know the critical role hazard mitigation programs play.


  • After-Action Reports
  • Call Centers
  • E-Government/Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP)
  • Emergency Management Cycle
    • Prevention and Protection
    • Preparedness
    • Response
    • Recovery
    • Mitigation
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Staffing
  • Financial Recovery Planning
  • Grants Program Management
    • Mitigation
      • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
      • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
      • Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)
      • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program
    • Preparedness
      • Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
      • Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
      • Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
      • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
    • Recovery
      • Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)
      • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
      • Individual Assistance (IA)
      • Public Assistance (PA)
  • Logistics Management
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Planning
    • Continuity of Operations (COOP)
    • Continuity of Government (COG)
    • Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
    • Evacuation planning
  • Program Management
  • Project Management Offices (PMOs)
  • Public Outreach and Engagement
  • Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
  • Training and Exercises
    • Train-the-trainer
    • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    • Incident Command System (ICS)

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