People are always asking me about how to break into the emergency management career field, so it is nice to see an article that provides some good tips, see 4 Tips for Creating an Emergency Management Career
One thing I'ad add about the Informational Interview. Do come prepared to answer questions about yourself. While you are there to pick the brain of other people, it can turn into an interview of yourself. These are great opportunities to learn to talk about what you are seeking in a career and present yourself in the best possible manner.