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Code of Ethics and Professional Standards of Conduct

Posted on July 12, 2023

for Emergency Management Professionals

The Code of Ethics provides emergency management professionals with foundational tenets that guide ethical practice and decision-making. These tenets emphasize the need to think and act ethically. Emergency management professionals have a duty of care that requires a careful, critical decision-making process grounded in ethical deliberation. This Code of Ethics is intended to help frame ethical thinking about behaviors and decisions in conjunction with the Code of Professional Standards of Conduct. Emergency management professionals can utilize this Code of Ethics to ensure a more careful and critical process regarding behaviors or decisions that are morally or ethically challenging. The foundational tenets, both aspirational and prescriptive, capture the essence of effective and just emergency management practice.

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