Emergency Preparedness & Response

The Chesterfield Health District Emergency Preparedness & Response (EP&R) mission is to effectively respond to any emergency impacting public health through preparation, collaboration, education and rapid intervention. Chesterfield Health District EP&R works with state, regional and local emergency response partners to enhance readiness to respond to all hazards, including bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

The EP&R Coordinator for the Chesterfield Health District is Fernando Tirado. Fernando can be reached by email or by phone at (804) 751-4364.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Weather Service


Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The Chesterfield Health District Medical Reserve Corps (CHDMRC) is a force of dedicated volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency.  Our unit is comprised of medical and public health professionals who, along with interested non-medical community members, volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and health emergencies throughout Chesterfield County, Powhatan County, and the City of Colonial Heights. For more information about the Virginia MRC please visit the website.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete a Virginia Volunteer Health System application.

For any additional information please contact the Chesterfield MRC Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Gagnon, by email or by phone at (804) 393-9313.

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