The International Emergency Management Society

TIEMS Mission and Focus

TIEMS Mission

TIEMS is a Global Forum for Education, Training, Certification and Policy in Emergency and Disaster Managemeent. TIEMS is dedicated to developing and bringing the benefits of modern emergency management tools, techniques and good industry practises to society for a safer world. This is acomplished through the exchange of information, methodology innovations and new technologies, to improve society's ability to avoid, mitigate, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters.

TIEMS provides a platform for all stakeholders within the global emergency and disaster management community to meet, network and learn about new technical and operational methodologies. It also aims to exchange experience on good industry practises. This will influence policy makers worldwide to improve global cooperation and to establish global standards within emergency and disaster management.

TIEMS Focal Points
  1. Provide a forum for policy guidance to government bodies concerning the management of emergencies and disasters
  2. Raising the awareness on technical solutions involving computers, communication and information technology and social sciences to provide emergency and disaster managers with helful decision support
  3. Help bring modern tools of emergency and disaster management into market place and to provide high quality emergency and disaster management industry practises around the world
  4. Address emergency and disaster management in the context of its impact on the environment and society
  5. Monitor the evolution of global good industry practises in emergency and disaster management
  6. Establish a multi-diciplinary "all-hazards approach" to tackling emergencies and disasters
  7. Bring together stakeholders such as governments, industry leaders, academics, volunteer organizations and other subject matter experts in emergency and disaster management
  8. Advance awareness of research and future development concerning technologies from various divers fields such as simulation, operations research, knowledge based systems, decision support systems, information systems, psycholgy and other behavioral sciences
  9. Propose, initiate, develop and participate in relevant research activities, contributing to global stadards within emergency and disaster management
  10. Contribute to the improvement of educational methods and standards for emergency and disaster managers
  11. Initiate and establish a quality certification process for emergency and disaster managers
  12. Assist and excite students to increase global interest for emergency and disaster management studies
  13. Increase society's common knowledge of risk management, potential hazards, and means and remedies to avoid and reduce the impact of, and to assure a speedy recovery from, incident, crisis, emergencies and disasters