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 officially starts on December 21st and lasts until March 19th. During these months the City of Richmond often experiences times of severe cold accompanied by snow and ice. One of the main concerns during a winter storm is the loss of power and communications. Often major winter storms can immobilize an entire region. It is important to be prepared to handle periods of severe cold, snow, and ice. Most important is to minimize travel on the roads as most injuries and deaths resulting from winter weather are secondary and are usually a result of accident or injury. Consider taking measures to winterize your home and vehicle such as keeping fuel in your vehicle and have snow shovels readily accessible in your home.
For more winter weather preparedness tips got o Ready’s Winter Storms and Extreme Cold webpage
Watch this video for tips on safe winter driving
Emergency Management Today
Recently the Office of Emergency Management transitioned the newsletter to a blog. Check it out at http://coremergencymanagement.blogspot.com/
Becoming community resilient begins with informed citizens. Visit Ready.gov for information on preparing for a Hurricane and other emergencies.
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.
Email: Ask Emergency Management
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