Disaster strikes anytime and anywhere. It takes many forms -- a hurricane, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences. Quite often, Stafford County residents become affected by these events. The Emergency Management Division is located within the Technical Services Branch of Stafford County Fire & Rescue, reporting to the Board of Supervisors through the County Administrator.
What We Do
The Emergency Management Division provides:
Effective and orderly governmental control and coordination of emergency operations in emergencies within the scope of Virginia Statutes;
Develops and maintains the County's Comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan providing emergency management planning for the entire county;
Coordinates emergency management activities, services and programs within the county, including:
Teaching people how to get through a disaster
Helping equip local first responders
Making disaster assistance available to our communities, businesses, and individuals
Training and emergency simulations
Reviews and provides technical assistance for all Health Care Facilities' (Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Adult Living Facilities and Ambulatory Surgical Centers) disaster plans
Serves as liaison to the State Division of Emergency Management and other local emergency management agencies and organizations; and
Serves as the liaison and the coordinator of municipalities’ requests for State and Federal assistance during pre and post-disaster operation.
Coordinates emergency notifications through the county Public Information Office.
Manages Stafford County Emergency Operations Center
- Manages the Stafford County Volunteer Emergency Communications Team (Amateur Radio)
Now is the time to take the necessary precautions to safeguard you and your family. SCFR recommends creating a disaster supplies kit, including a three-to-seven-day supply of bottled water and non-perishable food for each family member, extra clothing and bedding, personal hygiene items, medicines, a flashlight, portable radio and batteries. Most importantly, have a battery-powered, tone-activated NOAA Weather Radio to monitor severe weather forecasts and warnings.
To Report Emergencies, 9-1-1 (voice or TTY)
staffed at all times.
Fire, 540-658-4440 (voice and TTY)
Virginia State Health Department 804-786-3561
Crisis Center 24-Hours, (703) 368-4141
For telephone counseling regarding fears and concerns.
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