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, including Chesterfield Alert
  • 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

Chesterfield Emergency Planning Committee (CEPC)

The Chesterfield Emergency Planning Committee (CEPC) is authorized to function under the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act of 1986. The purpose is for the committee to coordinate the community's Right-to-Know Act, create a working plan that outlines emergency response to hazardous materials situations and natural disasters, and work with first responders. Guests are welcome to attend the regularly scheduled CEPC meeting following the workshop. For more information, contact CEPC Chair Ken Smith.

  1. StormReady


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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  1. Preparedness Courses and Resources
  1. Social Media, TV and Radio
  1. Meet the Staff
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