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

National Preparedness Month -- September 2023

Emergency Kit Cook-Off Flyer

Do you have a recipe that can offer some comfort in an emergency situation? Recipes must be prepared using only non perishable pantry items and manual appliances. Cook-off happens September 12th. Direct any questions to Adreania Toliver at adreania.toliver@vdh.virginia.gov.


Emergency Kit Cook Off Flyer Tuesday, September 12, 2023 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

VDH Virginia Department of Health Emergency Kit Cook Off

Zydeco Dance Demonstration

Our very own Jarene Fleming, State Breastfeeding Coordinator, will be providing a Zydeco dance demonstration. Zydeco as a dance style has its roots in a form of folk dance that corresponds to the heavily syncopated zydeco music, originated in the beginning of the 20th century among the Francophone Creole peoples of Acadiana. It is a partner dance that has been primarily danced socially and sometimes in performances.


Zydeco Dance Demonstration

More Emergency Resources

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


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