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State Emergency Management Organizations

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Organizational structures for day-to-day operations of state emergency management agencies vary between states and fluctuate from year to year, particularly when new governors take office.  Currently, in 14 states, the emergency management agency is located within the department of public safety; in 18 states it is located within the military department under the auspices of the adjutant general; in 9 states, it is within the governor’s office and 11 states have it in a combined emergency management/homeland security agency.

  Governor Adjutant General/Military Combined Homeland Security/Emergency Mgt. Public Safety State Police
# of States 9 18 11 14 2
States Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Louisiana
Mississippi
Northern Mariana Islands
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Alaska
Arizona
Hawaii
Idaho
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Montana
Nebraska
North Dakota
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina Tennessee
Washington
Wisconsin
U.S. Virgin Islands

American Samoa
Arkansas
California
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Guam
Indiana
Louisiana
New Mexico
New York
U.S. Virgin Islands

Colorado
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Ohio
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
West Virginia

 

Michigan
New Jersey


Use the menu to the left to learn more about state emergency management agencies.

National Emergency Management Association
PO Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578
Phone: (859) 244-8000 Fax: (859) 244-8239



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