About Emergency Management

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The mission of Chesterfield County Emergency Management is to protect the county citizens by coordinating all activities necessary to improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

Emergency Management functions include:

  • Assisting in emergency preparedness planning for individuals, businesses and organizations through education, resources and public outreach projects.
  • Making available emergency plan templates to businesses, day care facilities, health care facilities and faith-based organizations.
  • Planning and facilitating exercises for our county departments.
  • Assisting other localities as well as higher education institutions with exercise planning and evaluation.
  • Training and managing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program.
  • Coordinating disaster response and recovery efforts.