Emergency Preparedness

The Chickahominy Health District Emergency Preparedness and Response program is responsible for public health emergency planning throughout Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent counties. Our role is to effectively respond to emergencies impacting public health through preparation, collaboration, education, and rapid intervention. The Emergency Preparedness and Response program works together with state, regional, and local emergency response partners to enhance readiness to respond to bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, weather related events, and other public health emergencies. Funding to support these efforts is provided through grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Health Resources Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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For more information on emergency preparedness, visit readyvirginia.gov!

Contact Information:

Zach Revene
Local Health Emergency Coordinator
Chickahominy Health District
Office: (804) 801-7357
Fax: (804) 299-3785


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For information on volunteering with the Greater Richmond Medical Reserve Corps click here!

The Greater Richmond MRC Mission

Our mission is to augment and assist existing community operations during large-scale emergencies, aid in response to pressing healthcare needs, improve community emergency preparedness, and strengthen public health infrastructure!

About the Greater Richmond MRC

The Greater Richmond MRC unit spans 3 health districts and 6 localities: City of Richmond, Counties of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and New Kent. 

MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. Volunteers prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks. They frequently contribute to community health activities that promote healthy habits.

Volunteer Activities:

  • Practice drills for emergency readiness
  • Immunization clinics and campaigns
  • Opioid overdose and Naxolone education
  • Public health outreach
  • Community event support
  • Support existing health organizations
  • Coordination with other agencies

Volunteers Will Gain:

  • Emergency preparedness and response skills
  • Networking opportunities
  • Chance to support their community
  • Work with other health professionals and agencies
  • Personal and family preparedness skills


  • An application
  • Copy of your license if applicable
  • Up-to-date contact information on file
  • Orientation Training
  • Identification
  • Personal Preparedness (you can’t help others if you are not available)

You do not have to be a medical professional to participate!  We need your help!  To find out more visit www.vamrc.org.

Contact Information:

Alyssa Lewis
Volunteer Coordinator
Greater Richmond Medical Reserve Corps
Phone: (804) 501-4532