Cover letter for disaster management (5 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for a disaster management position.”

Samples of disaster management cover letter

When applying for a disaster management position, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1:

“Diego Otero

231-998-0985 I I Port Monmouth, NJ 07758

September 21, 2022

Disaster Relief of Port Monmouth

Dear Hiring Manager,

My name is Diego Otero and I’m applying for the emergency management specialist position at Disaster Relief of Port Monmouth. I’m applying based on the recommendation of Luis Sánchez, the current leader of the natural disaster relief department at your organization. As an emergency management professional with 10+ years of experience and a passion for helping communities recover from the devastating impacts of natural disasters, I feel I would be an excellent candidate for your organization.

In my previous position as manager of emergency services at Lake Wood Emergency Intervention, I played an instrumental role in initiating several disaster relief programs that served the local community. My position involved developing emergency intervention protocols for our county’s emergency response professionals and conducting training to ensure all personnel met a high standard of excellence in emergency response scenarios. Additionally, I set up emergency evacuation routes and collaborated with other local agencies to coordinate the safe and efficient evacuation of coastal communities near Lake Wood in response to adverse weather conditions, such as hurricanes.

Before taking a full-time emergency manager position, I spent five years volunteering with the fire department of Lake Wood. As a volunteer firefighter, I gained firsthand experience in responding to crises in my community. My skills in fire prevention and response positively impacted my local community and inspired me to pursue a bachelor’s degree in emergency management. I feel my experience as both a volunteer firefighter and an emergency manager qualifies me for the position at your company. I plan to apply my knowledge of emergency management and response systems to the role.

Thank you for your time and consideration in reviewing my application. Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding my candidacy. I look forward to the opportunity to apply my skills and experience at Disaster Relief of Port Monmouth.


Diego Otero”

Sample 2:

“Dear Ms. Debra Hard,

I am searching for a position in Emergency Management and I earned my associate degree from Riverland Community College.

I have the ability to coordinate and organize emergence management plans, implement training procedures and to provide direction to volunteers to help keep operations running smoothly during emergencies. I also have the ability to create budget proposals and help prepare and distribute disaster material that will help educate the community, so the residents can take steps to be prepared in case of a disaster.

I have strong communication skills with the ability to relay information in a clear and concise manner when giving speeches and presentations to increase awareness. I also have the ability to identify hazards, monitor the situation during emergencies to look for changes and the ability to write detailed status reports.

I can stay calm and focused during emergencies, respond quickly and have the ability to make good, sound decisions. I also stay abreast on all the state and federal regulations associated with emergency plans and have the ability to keep all materials and procedures updated to meet these guidelines.

Please review my resume for a detailed look at my education and experience relevant to this industry and give me a call if you have a position matching my qualifications. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person to discuss what I have to offer your organization and to learn more about any job you have available.

You can reach me to arrange an interview by calling (555)-555-5555.



Kenneth Weber

Encl: Resume”

Sample 3:

“I am excited to be applying for the Emergency Manager position at the City of San Francisco. I have more than 10 years of experience in emergency management and public safety, and I am passionate about helping communities prepare for and respond to emergencies. I believe that my skills and experience would be a valuable addition to your team, and I am eager to discuss how I can best serve the City of San Francisco in this role.

Most recently, I served as the Emergency Manager for the City of Los Angeles. In this role, I was responsible for developing and leading the city’s emergency management program. I also worked closely with city officials and first responders to ensure that the city was prepared for and responded effectively to emergencies.

Prior to my time in Los Angeles, I worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for eight years. I held several positions within FEMA, including Regional Response Coordinator and Deputy Director of the National Preparedness Directorate. In these roles, I was responsible for developing and leading national preparedness programs and initiatives. I also worked with state and local governments to help them build their emergency management capabilities.

I have a proven track record of success in emergency management, and I am excited to bring my skills and experience to the City of San Francisco. I am confident that I can make a significant contribution to your team and help the city prepare for and respond to emergencies. I look forward to hearing from you soon.”

Sample 4:

“Dear hiring manager,

I am writing in regards to the open Emergency Manager position at your company. I am confident that I have the skills, experience, and qualifications that would make me the perfect candidate for the job.

I have been working in the emergency management industry for the past three years and have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field. I have successfully managed and coordinated emergency response operations during natural disasters, man-made incidents, and public health emergencies. I have also developed and implemented emergency management plans and protocols.

I am a highly organized and efficient individual who is able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. I have a proven track record of being able to think on my feet and make quick and effective decisions in high-pressure situations. I am also a strong leader and team player who is able to motivate and inspire others.

I am confident that I have the skills and qualifications that would make me the perfect candidate for the Emergency Manager position at your company. I would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss my qualifications further with you in an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration.”

Sample 5:

“POSITION: Internship GOT THE JOB? Yes

Dear XXX,

I am writing to you because of my strong interest in working as an intern at UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery and in particular in the area of Disaster Risk Governance. Perhaps, due to my background in civil engineering, I initially thought that disaster risk reduction and recovery was primarily a matter of implementing hard measures such as adequate housing or storm-water drains. However, after spending the last three months in city XXX working for the XXX Disaster Management Authority on urban flood mitigation, I have come to realize that both transparency and accountability of the Government’s implementing agencies are as important as building key infrastructure. 

It is for this reason that I want to deepen my knowledge of Disaster Risk Governance. I believe that by collaborating with the DRR team I will be able not only to learn more about the current best practices on Disaster Risk Governance but also to better understand the actual work of UNDP country offices in this area. I am confident that after the internship I will have acquired a wider and richer understanding of Disaster Risk Reduction strategies, which will be highly beneficial as I intend to further my professional career in this area. With regard to my time availability, I could work as an intern from September 3rd until December 19th. Please note that I will be outside New York during the first week of November due to previous commitments. I am available Mondays and Wednesdays all day; and Tuesdays and Fridays mornings (my classes at XXX University start at 14:30). Unfortunately, I will not be able to work on Thursdays. 

Thank you very much for your consideration. 

Best regards,”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I write a cover letter for environmental consulting?

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  • Showcase your technical skills. 
  • Demonstrate your problem-solving skills. 
  • Highlight your communication skills.

What are the 3 types of cover letters?

There are three main types of cover letters: 

  • The application cover letter 
  • The prospecting cover letter
  • The networking cover letter.

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