About the Institute of Emergency Management
The Institute, located on the Idaho State University Meridian Campus, was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in July 2003 as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Institute of Emergency Management (IEM) was tasked with developing a standardized curriculum for domestic preparedness training in Idaho in association with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, and the Statewide Domestic Preparedness Training Advisory Committee.
From 2003-2010 IEM provided emergency management and Homeland Security training, including the Incident Command System, to qualified first responders throughout the state of Idaho. Sponsored by Idaho State University and the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, this training, including course materials was provided free of charge through funds provided by the DHS State Homeland Security Grant program.
Today, IEM continues to offer domestic preparedness and specialized workshops, courses, and certificates. Through the ISU College of Technology, IEM offers degree programs to meet the professional and career development needs of those employed in or planning a career in Emergency Management or Fire Services Administration.
In collaboration with the Health Preparedness Program of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, IEM also manages the Idaho Preparedness Learning Management System (LMS), an online tool/platform (www.idahoprepares.com) for developing, managing, and delivering learning content. This joint project, implemented in 2004, created a "one-stop shop" for domestic preparedness and all-hazards disaster training to Idaho first responders. The LMS offers an online training calendar, online enrollment, and provides training transcripts, online certificates and reports. The LMS currently serves over 22,500 responders tracking in-state, resident, and independent study records. Click here for the Idaho LMS.