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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 domestic preparedness and Homeland Security training, including the Incident Command System, to qualified first responders in communities throughout the state of Idaho. Sponsored by Idaho State University (ISU) 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 specialized workshops, courses, and certificates. Through ISU's Kasiska Division of Health Sciences, School of Health Professions (SHP), IEM supports the Emergency Services Department in offering degree programs and academic certificate programs to meet the professional and career development needs of those employed in or planning a career in Emergency Management, Fire Services Administration, Paramedic Science, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedic or Community Health Worker fields. IEM also manages the ISU Human Patient Simulation Lab available to ISU academic programs, other health professions training programs, first responder/EMS agencies and health professionals in the community on a space available basis. Contact Suzanne Shemwell,, (208) 373 1764, for information on fees and scheduling.


Institute of Emergency Management (IEM)

(208) 373-1764

(208) 373-1766

Institute of Emergency Management (IEM)

Idaho State University Meridian Health Science Center

1311 E. Central Drive Meridian, Idaho 83642


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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