Emergency Management

Emergency Management protects county residents by coordinating all activities necessary to improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, including:

  • Assisting in emergency preparedness planning for individuals, businesses and organizations through education, resources and public outreach projects
  • Assisting other localities as well as higher education institutions with exercise planning and evaluation
  • Coordinating disaster response and recovery efforts
  • Developing and maintaining all-hazard response and recovery plans
  • Making available emergency plan templates to businesses, day care facilities, health care facilities and faith-based organizations
  • Maintaining the county’s Emergency Operations Plan (PDF), which establishes the legal and organizational framework that guides Chesterfield County and allied partners in all phases of emergency management, including mitigating/preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies that threaten life or property within Chesterfield
  • Planning and facilitating exercises for our county departments
  • Training and managing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program

Preparedness Courses and Resources

Chesterfield County Emergency Management offers free community preparedness courses, including basic emergency preparedness and financial emergency preparedness. Emergency Management staff are available to attend community meetings to provide preparedness information.

View the Central Virginia Regional Emergency Preparedness Guide (PDF) and the FEMA Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (PDF) (EFFAK) and learn how you can be prepared, both physically and financially, for disasters.

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Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Chesterfield Alert, our emergency alert program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more.

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  1. Jessica Robinson, Emergency Management Coordinator

    Jessica Robison

    Emergency Management Coordinator

  1. Darshan Parikh, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

    Darshan Parikh

    Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

  1. Chris Clark, Emergency Management Planner

    Chris Clark

    Emergency Management Planner

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