Emergency Preparedness

Office of Emergency Preparedness Mission

Our mission is to effectively respond to any emergency impacting public health through preparation, collaboration, education and rapid intervention. VDH Emergency Preparedness involves state, regional and local emergency response partners working together to enhance readiness to respond to all hazards, including bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

Upcoming OEP Training Opportunities


Upcoming Events

How To Prepare for Winter Storms

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. Visit ready.gov for further information. Or review the FEMA How To Prepare For A Winter Storm.

Build An Emergency Car It. For more information visit ready.gov


Visit Ready.Gov For More Information

More Emergency Resources

Ways to Apply for Disaster Assistance
Download the FEMA App
Virginia Department of Emergency Management