Emergency Management

Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery

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


The National Weather Service's StormReady program helps America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before, during and after the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. Chesterfield County is recognized as a StormReady community. 

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Preparedness Courses

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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Social Media

You can like the Chesterfield County Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to help stay informed.

TV and Radio

You should also monitor local news and radio stations. A weather radio should also be kept with your emergency supplies.

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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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