5 Great Websites for Emergency Management Majors

As is the case for professionals in any given field, being aware of all the best sources of credible information is vital for emergency management professionals. Undergraduate students in the process of earning their emergency management majors would be very well-advised to be proactive about getting familiar with all of the best emergency management information made available to the public, though the same could be said of all civilians in general.

In 2012, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that just about half of all United States citizens lack both the necessary supplies and important documents for being well-prepared for disasters.

For both emergency management majors and preppers, there are a number of valuable websites to stay on top of information relevant to national emergency management. From breaking news to inventories with useful emergency management resources, keeping the following websites bookmarked is well-advised for anyone with either the need or desire to make sure they’re well-informed and well-prepared all year round.


FEMA is dedicated to providing supporting emergency management officials and civilians alike through organized disaster protection and recovery initiatives. In addition to actively participating in emergency prevention operations, FEMA also serves as a central node of information regarding nationwide emergencies and strategies to mitigate them.


NEMA is a nonprofit 501 association that’s focused on providing information and resources that can be used to facilitate greater nationwide preparedness for, defense against and recovery from emergencies. Emergency management directors in every state, the District of Columbia, and eight United States territories recognize NEMA as their official association.

3. Emergency Management

At Govtech.com has been recognized as one of the leading record publishing resources for public safety and emergency management. The publication is made up of a network of infrastructure authorities, agency management CIOs, first responders and licensed emergency managers who communicate and cooperate to optimize the nation’s response and recovery in the face of emergencies.

4. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response 

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) operates as an important sector of the U.S. Department of Health & Humanities. Within the ASPR sector are offices for a variety of important national initiatives regarding public health, not the least of which being the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). OEM both serves as a link to information of public health emergencies and a preparedness resources for the nation’s healthcare system.

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5. International Association of Emergency Managers

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) works to enhance the nation’s understanding of vital emergency management principles. In addition to promoting emergency management information, IAEM serves emergency management professionals as a nexus for networking and as a source of opportunities for career development.