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Emergency Management Coordinator
Emily A. Ashley
(804) 796-7068

Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

Public Outreach & CERT Coordinator
Sherri Laffoon
(804) 796-7159 

Phone Numbers
Fax (804) 751-9022
CERT (804) 751-CERT

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Mailing Address
Chesterfield County Emergency Management
P. O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA  23832

Emergency Management
Emergency Management - Emergency Shelters

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelters in Chesterfield County are designated as any public school.  High Schools are chosen first because they have the most resources.  Other criteria for opening a school for a shelter would include proximity to the event.

If you should need emergency shelter, make sure you bring the following with you:

  • One gallon of water per person, per day and food that won't spoil, like canned goods. Include a manual can opener.
  • Emergency tools such as a battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries.
  • First aid kit that includes a list of any allergies and contact lenses or an extra pair of glasses.
  • At least a three- to five-day supply of medications.
  • Sanitation supplies including: toilet paper, soap, plastic garbage bags and personal hygiene supplies.
  • A change of clothing, footwear and blanket, pillow or sleeping bag.
  • Extra set of car keys; cash in small denominations or traveler's checks.
  • Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members such as disposable diapers, baby food, walkers, canes or familiar comfort items.
  • Personal entertainment, such as cards, handheld video games with extra batteries, books.