8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
except state-observed holidays
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security
Indiana Government Center-South, Room E208
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
New CISA resources: StopRansomware.gov
New CISA resources: StopRansomware.gov
- FEMA released the four educational videos below to help the public better understand its National Flood Insurance Program. More information about the program is also available on the IDHS National Flood Insurance Program page.
- EMA Roundup (10/1/21)
- 2022 NIMS ICS Position-Specific Train-the-Trainer Virtual "K" Course Schedule (8/27/21)
- FEMA Guide to Continuity of Government for State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Governments (7/15/21)
- Mortgage, funeral, small business relief (6/17/21)
- 2021 NIMS and CPG 101 Survey (6/10/21)
About Emergency Management
Emergencies begin and end locally, and Indiana's county emergency management agencies (EMAs) fill that first line of response. Taking steps to reducing vulnerability to hazards, coping with disasters and liaising with other counties and the state are important aspects of these agencies' day-to-day lives. Emergency managers work with other public safety partners and organizations within communities to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Each county in the state has its own emergency management agency to help communities prepare for disasters and emergencies and to be the local link to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, which provides assistance financially and operationally in significant emergencies. Find contact information for your county’s EMA
Homeland Security Liaisons
Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) Liaisons support local governmental units in all phases of emergency management. The primary role of Homeland Security Liaisons is to provide comprehensive emergency management/homeland security guidance in the areas of preparedness, training, planning, response and recovery to their respective districts. Liaisons also act as technical consultants to local emergency management agencies, which includes clarifying and interpreting all procedures, grant funding guidance, provide references and resolving disputes. Homeland Security Liaisons also work very closely with first responders, universities and local hospitals.
Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4: Contact Stormy Friday at email@example.com.
Districts 5, 6 and 7: Contact Ben Esterline and Jerry Sears at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Districts 8, 9 and 10: Contact Tonda Dixon and Jesse Minnick at email@example.com.
IDHS is responsible for providing a comprehensive training program based on the needs of the state in the areas of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. To help raise and maintain professional standards in emergency management and recognize individuals who have demonstrated basic competencies in the field, IDHS offers a certification program called the Professional Emergency Manager (PEM) Program. Learn more about it and other resources for emergency management professionals below.
- Acadis Portal
- Emergency Management Training Program
- New EMA Orientation Packet
- Professional Emergency Manager (PEM) Program
- Readiness: Training Identification & Preparedness Planning (RTIPP)
Emergency Management Resources
- Resources and Links
- Burn Ban Map
- CISA Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
- Community Lifelines Implementation Toolkit
- Emergency Support Function Annexes
- Governor's Executive Orders
- IDOH COVID-19 Vaccine Planning
- Incident Command System Forms Instruction Book
- Incident Command System Forms
- National Flood Insurance Program
- National Incident Management System Guidance and Tools
- National Response Framework, Fourth Edition
- School Safety Recommendations
- Social Media in Emergency Management
- State Emergency Management Director Handbook
- Travel Advisory Map
Cybersecurity Incident Reporting
A new cybersecurity incident reporting law went into effect July 1, 2021, in Indiana, requiring all political subdivisions to report cybersecurity incidents to the Indiana Office of Technology. For more information:
Emergency Manager Cybersecurity Toolkit
- How to Use This Toolkit
- Emergency Manager Cyber Situational Awareness Survey
- Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan Template
- Cybersecurity Training and Exercise Guide
- Cybersecurity Attacks in Indiana: Quick Response Guide
- Cyber Emergency Resiliency and Response State Guide
- Additional Emergency Manager Cybersecurity Resources
- Indiana Cybersecurity Hub
- Public Safety Communications and Cyber Resiliency Toolkit (CISA)
Free "in.gov" Domains, Affordable Website Service Available via State Program
Emergency management agencies as well as county and municipal EMS providers and fire departments are eligible to obtain official "in.gov" domain names for use in websites or email addresses via the IN.gov Program offered by the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT). The state's website service is also available at affordable rates.
FREE: Any Indiana local government entity can request an official "in.gov" domain name. This can be used to change website URLs from using ".com" or ".org" to using "in.gov." Email addresses can also use the "in.gov" domain name once established. These domain records can be managed by the IN.gov team on an agency’s behalf, or the records can be delegated for locals to handle. Get started today!
PAID: Any Indiana local government entity can sign on to the state’s website service for as little as $100 a month. This provides an easy-to-use website management system for a professional-quality website, official domain trustworthiness, online security, ADA compliance and attentive customer support. No coding is necessary, and training on the tool is included. For more information, contact IOT at its Local Government webpage.