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Last Updated: 2010-10-18

The Office of Emergency Management

Seeks to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from disasters. Emergency Management does this by educating citizens, employees, and business in the City of Richmond and also by maintaining relationships with federal, state, and other local emergency management organizations. Additionally, Emergency Management helps to coordinate response resources such as fire, police, and medical. All city departments have a role during disasters large and small. The Office of Emergency Management engages the City of Richmond in becoming a resilient community while lessening the loss of life and damage to property.

The City of Richmond Emergency Operations Plan provides the structure and mechanisms for the coordination of support to impacted communities and affected individuals and businesses. It is compatible with the National Response Framework and provides the structure for coordinating with the state government in the delivery of disaster assistance. The Plan improves the City of Richmond’s capability to respond to and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.

Resolution adopting the EOP


Winter Weather

Winter officially begins December 21st and lasts until March 19th. During these three months Richmond residents are often faced with times of severe cold which can be accompanied by winter storms that bring snow and ice. Winter Storms are often problematic because they often result in loss of power and communication, and can immobilize an entire region. It is important to be prepared to handle periods of severe cold, snow, and ice. During winter weather events consider minimizing travel on roads as most injuries and deaths are considered secondary and are usually the result of accident or injury. Take measure to prepare both at home and on the road. Consider keeping warm clothes and blankets in your vehicle and ensure your snow shovels are readily accessible in your home.

Watch this video for tips on safe winter driving.
Check out this brochure for more Winter Weather Tips



For current forecast information visit the National Weather Service

Preparedness Training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Recruit Training will be held on April 9, 16 and 23, 2016. The second session is scheduled for August 13, 20 and 27, 2016. (Click here to download the CERT Registration Form).

The 7th annual Survivor Day will be held June 18th, 2016. Visit http://www.survivorday.com/ for more information and to register.

Citizen Preparedness

Becoming community resilient begins with informed citizens.  Visit Ready.gov for information on preparing for a Hurricane and other emergencies.

WRIR 97.3

During an actual emergency, tune your radio to WRIR, 97.3FM for official, up-to-the-minute information from the City of Richmond or call (804)646-HELP to request critical services.

Information For


Contact Information

Phone: 804.646.2504
Email: Ask Emergency Management

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Contact Information:

Fire Department
City of Richmond
201 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-2500

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