AAEM is a non-profit organization of emergency management personnel established to:
Promote professionalism among Emergency Management personnel by establishing performance standards and encouraging continuing education.
Instill and stimulate love of our community, state and country.
Advocate for a strong emergency preparedness program, adequate for the defense of our country.
Foster fraternal relations between Emergency Management personnel at all levels of government.
Provide a recognizable force through which Emergency Management advocates can express their concerted views on matters of interest and concern.
Establish an alliance between local EMA offices and other agencies of state and local government which have emergency preparedness responsibilities for the exchange of ideas and concerns.
Establish an effective liaison with businesses, industries and educational institutions.
Promote necessary legislation to enhance emergency preparedness at both the state and national levels.
- Individual – This membership is for individuals professionally engaged in directing, planning, administrating, or coordinating the activities of emergency management for the Federal, State, County, City, or Township Government in the State of Alabama. The membership belongs to the member jurisdiction or entity paying the dues. If the individual representing that jurisdiction or entity leaves, the membership may be transferred to another individual who works in the emergency management program. Individual members have full voting rights, may run for office, may chair or work on any committee as assigned, and have full rights of membership in the Association.
- Associate – This category is for elected officials, emergency service and support personnel at both the local and state levels and any other person who believes in and supports the Association’s purpose who is not eligible for membership in any other classification. Associate members shall not be entitled to vote or to hold office in the Association. Associate Members may serve on special committees.
- Corporate – Corporate membership is for businesses, political entities and other groups/organizations that are interested in the advancement and professionalism of emergency management and the purpose of the Association. Corporate members are not eligible to vote, hold office or serve on any standing committee. A corporate representative may serve on special committees.
- Honorary – Honorary membership may be awarded annually by a majority vote of the Board of Directors to persons or any business entity for outstanding contributions towards the advancement of emergency management. Honorary members or their representatives shall not be entitled to vote or to hold office in the Association. An Honorary member is not eligible to serve on any standing committee. An Honorary member may serve on special committees.
- Life – Life Membership shall be accorded to any “Individual Member” who has been a member in good standing for ten (10) or more consecutive years and is no longer employed or associated with a political subdivision or organization that would make them eligible for a paid Individual Membership. Life Membership shall also be accorded to any Past President of the Association who has completed their term and is no longer employed or associated with a political subdivision or organization that would make them eligible for a paid Individual Membership. Life Members have full voting rights and may chair or work on committees. Life Members may not hold office.
- Student – Student membership is available to any individual attending school full-time in an emergency management or related program. Student Members are not eligible to vote, hold office or serve on any standing committee. Student Members are eligible to serve on any special committee.
Bylaws and Administration
See the Constitution and Bylaws page for links to administrative documents.