Office of Emergency Management

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In the United States, 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 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.


U.S. local

U.S. States

U.S. Territories and Commonwealths

U.S. Federal







Previous OEM Organizations

See also


  1. ^ "CDERA prepares for change in name, mandate". Barbados Advocate. Archived from the original on 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2009-05-14.

Further reading

  • 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.

External links

  • FEMA Official Site
  • EPA Official Site
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