Office of Emergency Management

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.


U.S. local

  • City of Sacramento’s Office of Emergency Management (SacOEM) (web site)
  • Houston Office of Emergency Management (web site)
  • Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) (web site)
  • Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) (web site)
  • New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (web site)
  • New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) (Previously the New York City Office of Emergency Management) (web site)
  • Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (web site)
  • San Diego Office of Homeland Security (OHS) (web site)

U.S. States

  • Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (Alaska DHS) (web site)
  • Arizona Department of Homeland Security (AZDOHS) (web site)
  • Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) (web site)
  • California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES)‹See Tfd›(web site)
  • Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) (web site)
  • Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) (web site)
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) (web site)
  • Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA) (web site)
  • Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) (web site)
  • Indiana Department of Homeland Security (web site)
  • Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) (web site)
  • Louisiana Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) (web site)
  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) (web site)
  • Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) (web site)
  • Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) (web site)
  • Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) (web site)
  • Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) ([1] web site)
  • Mississippi Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (web site)
  • Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (web site)
  • New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (OEM) (web site)
  • New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) (web site)
  • North Carolina Department of Public Safety (site[permanent dead link])
  • Ohio Emergency Management Agency (web site)
  • Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) (web site)
  • Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM)[1][2]
  • Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) (web site)
  • Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) (web site)
  • Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) (web site)
  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) (web site)
  • Vermont Department of Public Safety (web site)
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) (web site)
  • Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division
  • West Virginia West Virginia Division of Emergency Management (WVEM) (web site)
  • Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) (web site)

U.S. Territories and Commonwealths

  • Northern Mariana Islands Emergency Management Office (CNMI EMO) (web site)
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico State Agency for Emergency and Disaster Management (AEMEAD) (web site)
  • Guam Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) (web site)

U.S. Federal

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (web site)
    • Emergency Management Institute
  • EPA Office of Emergency Management (web site)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Office of Emergency Management (web site)
  • Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (web site)


  • Public Safety Canada
  • City of Toronto government Office of Emergency Management (City of Toronto OEM)
  • British Columbia Emergency Management BC
  • Emergency Management Ontario (Emergency Management Ontario)


  • Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)[3]((web site))
  • Anguilla Department of Disaster Management (DDM)
  • Antigua and Barbuda National Office of Disaster Services (NODS)
  • Bahamas Disaster Management Unit
  • Barbados Department of Emergency Management
  • Belize National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO)
  • British Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management
  • Dominica Office of Disaster Management (ODM)
  • Grenada National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA)
  • Guyana Civil Defense Commission
  • Haiti Civil Protection Directorate
  • Jamaica Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)
  • Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
  • Saint Lucia National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO)
  • Suriname National Coordination Center For Disaster Relief (NCCR)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands Department of Disaster Management & Emergencies


  • Kenya Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre (NDOC) (web site)
  • Somalia Somali Disaster Management Agency


  • India National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) (web site)
  • South Korea National Emergency Management Agency (web site)
  • Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) (web site)
  • Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) (web site)


  • Albania General Directorate of Civil Emergencies (DEMA) (web site)
  • Denmark Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) (web site)
  • Ireland Office of Emergency Planning (OEP) (web site)
  • Russia Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) (web site)
  • United Kingdom Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS) (web site)


  • Australia Emergency Management Australia (EMA) (web site)
  • Indonesia Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) (web site)
  • New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (web site)

Previous OEM Organizations

  • The Office for Emergency Management was a World War II office in the Executive Office of the United States Government.
  • S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Public Health Emergency Preparedness (replaced by Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response).


  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.

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