The Idaho Office of Emergency Management is a Division of the Idaho Military Division. IOEM is the state’s emergency management agency tasked by Idaho code with providing assistance to the 44 counties and four Tribes in managing man-made and natural disasters in the state. Key to the agency’s role is developing and updating the state’s Emergency Operations Plan. This detailed all-hazards plan establishes a framework for managing disasters in Idaho, and develops mechanisms for state support to state, local, and tribal emergency managers. The Idaho Response Center (IRC) is housed within IOEM and is a central hub for coordination efforts and situational awareness during a disaster. IOEM ensures that partner agencies, are trained and prepared to assist in managing disasters.
The four branches are Administration and Outreach, Operations, Preparedness and Protection, and Grants Management.
IOEM is accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), and is a division of the Idaho Military Division.
IOEM is part of FEMA’s Region 10 along with Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
IOEM guides the State of Idaho in effectively preparing for, protecting against, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all hazards.