Welcome to the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association website. Our goal for this site is to provide the best possible online information sharing platform to support our members and local emergency managers throughout the State of Illinois. Please take advantage of the many useful items contained within the site and your IESMA member login section.

IESMA is the voice of local emergency management in Illinois. Since 1965 it has been our mission to coordinate the efforts of our members in a common cause to help protect the lives and property of those we serve. Should you require any additional information that is not contained on this website, please contact your IESMA Regional Vice President or a member of our Executive Staff.

I truly hope you find this site beneficial and we look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Rick Grah
IESMA President


IESMA Training Summit Update

During the IESMA Summit Committee Meeting held on July 30, 2021, this committee reviewed the updated guidance concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as the ever increasing number of cases reported. The current guidance from the CDC and from IDPH was increasing restrictions that would have an effect on public gatherings.
The concern of the committee was:

Reviewing the questions towards IESMA being able to hold the September Summit with the possibility of greater Covid-19 restrictions;
The possible liabilities IESMA could face should we continue to hold the Summit and becoming a super spreader;
Whether we would even have people able to attend it.
To prevent the committee or IESMA from the possibility of having to cancel it at the last minute, the IESMA Committee has made unanimous recommendation to IESMA President Rick Grah to postpone the IESMA Summit until April 26-29 2022.
The Summit Committee has laid extensive ground work that can be continued in preparing for the April 2022 Summit. The committee members agreed to continue their weekly meetings and to focus on a more robust summit.
Therefore, in the interest of the safety of our IESMA Members and guests, who would be attending, I am postponing the September 27-29 IESMA Summit.

The 2022 IESMA Summit will be scheduled for April 26-28 2022 at the Northfield Inn in Springfield, IL.
Thank you to the Summit Committee for all of their hard work and to all of you for your understanding during these trying times.

Rick Grah
IESMA President

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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Constitution & Bylaw Committee Proposes Changes

Please see the attached document that outlines the proposal being submitted to the membership for consideration at our next IESMA general membership meeting.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

SWIC Releases FirstNet Educational Video

Click here to view the new video.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Hazard & Functional Cards Available

IESMA has joined with the IEMA Strategic Planning Cell to announce the availability of additional resources for local emergency management. Click on the story to learn more!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Coming Events