Preparing Your Business for Disaster

Every business should have an emergency plan. Learn how you and your business can be better prepared for any natural hazards (hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding), health-related hazards (flu, viral illnesses), man-made hazards (acts of violence), and technology-related hazards (power outages, equipment failure, cyber security).

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  • Sherri Laffoon, Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator;
  • Jess Robison, Emergency Management Public Outreach Coordinator

About Sherri Laffoon

Sherri Laffoon serves as the emergency management deputy coordinator and has been with Chesterfield County Emergency Management since October 2009. Laffoon previously worked in the Chesterfield Emergency Communications Center for three years. She sits on various regional committees and in 2017, was awarded the Virginia Emergency Management Association’s Professional of the Year. Laffoon has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and earned the Professional Emergency Manager designation.

Sherri Laffoon portrait

About Jess Robinson

Jessica (Jess) Robison serves as the emergency management public outreach coordinator and Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, coordinator, which encompasses over 1,300 trained volunteers. Robison is a certified Master Resiliency Trainer, or MRT, through the University of Pennsylvania and the Department of the Army. As an MRT, she taught soldiers and family members how to build skills that would allow them to survive and then thrive in difficult situations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in crime, law and justice from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Western Governors University with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.

Jessica (Jess) Robison