"Uniting Academics with Professionals to Promote Excellence in Civil Protection"
Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management
Since its formation the IEM was actively involved in achieving these targets and had constantly pressed for high standards of professional practice at national and local levels as well as exchanging ideas and publication of information at international levels. As an Institute it has frequently been consulted for its professional views, comments and advice by the media, commercial, government and other bodies. The work continued in these respects and its members actively participated in Conferences and seminars at international level on a wide range of subjects relevant to the management of major incidents.
1st January 2009 - The ICPEM was formed
Recognising that there was considerable synergy and overlap between the two, the Institute of Civil Defence and Disaster Studies (ICDDS) and the Institute of Emergency Management (IEM) merged on 1 January 2009, to form the Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management
The benefits of the merger included:
The Vision of the Institute
To be an independent and collaborating forum from which emergency professionals, academics and business will collectively champion civil protection and emergency management.’
The Mission of the Institute
'To bring together emergency professionals, academics and business, in order to provide an informed and influential voice on all aspects of civil protection and emergency management'
1938 - The Institute of Civil Defence and Disaster Studies was founded,
The Institute of Civil Defence & Disaster Studies was the United Kingdom’s oldest learned society wholly dedicated to international disaster studies & research, & had worldwide membership.
Since then, as the international environment changed, so has civil protection, progressing through the principles of ‘Integrated Emergency Management’ to the current use of a multi-disciplinary ‘capabilities’ or ‘resilience’ approach, planning to mitigate threats & consequences from any cause including natural events, terrorism, socio-technological catastrophe & system failure
1996 The Institute of Emergency Management was incorporated by professional emergency planners and managers who recognised the need to research and improve the response to major incidents and their immediate and long-term co-ordinated management.
In so doing it was also aware of the necessity of promoting the education and training of key members of the emergency services and others, including the public, in the essential skills to deal with civil emergencies.