Community Service

Community service is one of the four pillars of IAEM@UD’s mission and the main theme for the 2015-2016 IAEM@UD member cycle. As such, the chapter will work to increase the chapter’s outreach activities that connect the community to emergency management resources.

The Preservation Preparedness Alliance (PPA) is a new partnership between IAEM@UD and the Delaware Disaster Assistance Team (DDAT). The mission of the Preservation Preparedness Alliance is to support disaster preparedness initiatives impacting public safety and cultural property collection preservation in the state of Delaware.

We are fortunate to have students from the Center for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD) and the University of Delaware Museum Studies department joining us in this important work. Several projects are currently underway, and students are actively facilitating emergency planning for museums, libraries and archives in the state of Delaware. Look for updates and more information coming soon!

Click here to learn more about DDAT. 

  • Facilitated a disaster preparedness workshop for former foster care youths, featuring the University’s emergency manager.
  • Developed informational pamphlets as an IAEM representative, in partnership with the University of Delaware/Center for Disability Studies Citizen Corps Council, that provide information to the community on weather watches and warnings, driving bans, and preparedness kit contents.
  • Volunteered with All Hands disaster volunteers in Hurricane Sandy recovery work on Staten Island.

Partnership Opportunities

IAEM@UD is committed to giving back to the community and supporting efforts to facilitate preparedness and recovery.

We are looking for partnership opportunities related to disaster recovery or preparedness. If you have an idea for a project or are interested in partnering with us on an initiative, please let us know via the Contact Us page!