Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA

Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA OEM provides emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery services to residents of the City of Alexandria. Account not monitored 24/7.

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Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not...
09/04/2021
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not afraid www.ready.gov/plan #PreparetoProtect

Learn how to make a family emergency communication plan. Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting ...

#PrepareToProtect means preparing to protect everyone you love. Start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies ...
09/03/2021
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

#PrepareToProtect means preparing to protect everyone you love. Start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies strike. www.ready.gov/plan

Learn how to make a family emergency communication plan. Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting ...

Alexandria is under a tornado watch until 7 pm tonight. Monitor the weather and be prepared to seek shelter.
09/01/2021

Alexandria is under a tornado watch until 7 pm tonight. Monitor the weather and be prepared to seek shelter.

Alexandria is under a tornado watch until 7 pm tonight. Monitor the weather and be prepared to seek shelter.

The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 11am Weds thru 8am Thurs. Heavy rainfall will potentially cause considerabl...
08/31/2021

The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 11am Weds thru 8am Thurs. Heavy rainfall will potentially cause considerable flash flooding of creeks, small streams, and urban areas. Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

September is National Preparedness Month where we raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and em...
08/31/2021

September is National Preparedness Month where we raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year's theme is "Prepare to Protect." When you're prepared for emergency situations, you're protecting the ones you love most.

Take time throughout September to check and/or stock up on emergency supplies, make a plan for you and your loved ones, and learn a life saving skill. #PreparetoProtect #BeReady

https://www.alexandriava.gov/105534

September is National Preparedness Month where we raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year's theme is "Prepare to Protect." When you're prepared for emergency situations, you're protecting the ones you love most.

Take time throughout September to check and/or stock up on emergency supplies, make a plan for you and your loved ones, and learn a life saving skill. #PreparetoProtect #BeReady

https://www.alexandriava.gov/105534

One of the 1st steps in being prepared for emergency situations is staying informed. Sign up for free emergency alerts s...
08/30/2021

One of the 1st steps in being prepared for emergency situations is staying informed. Sign up for free emergency alerts so you can receive accurate information and prepare your loved ones for disasters. Sign up here: alexandriava.gov/eNews and follow others on social media.

One of the 1st steps in being prepared for emergency situations is staying informed. Sign up for free emergency alerts so you can receive accurate information and prepare your loved ones for disasters. Sign up here: alexandriava.gov/eNews and follow others on social media.

If you're interested in learning how to increase your neighborhood's disaster readiness and support the first responders...
08/28/2021

If you're interested in learning how to increase your neighborhood's disaster readiness and support the first responders who serve your neighborhood, register for the fall 2021 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 6. We're looking forward to meeting our new team members as we work to increase preparedness in our community. https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

If you're interested in learning how to increase your neighborhood's disaster readiness and support the first responders who serve your neighborhood, register for the fall 2021 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 6. We're looking forward to meeting our new team members as we work to increase preparedness in our community. https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

08/27/2021

The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Warning for Alexandria. Avoid small streams and do not drive through water on roadways.

There's potential for severe storms and flash flooding Saturday through Wednesday. Learn more about preparing your famil...
08/27/2021
Flooding Information

There's potential for severe storms and flash flooding Saturday through Wednesday. Learn more about preparing your family and your home for possible flooding situations alexandriava.gov/Flooding

Alexandria’s low elevation and its proximity to the Potomac River make it susceptible to flooding. Use the information below to prepare yourself for flooding.

Your feedback on hazard experiences is needed while updating the Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan hel...
08/26/2021
Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Survey

Your feedback on hazard experiences is needed while updating the Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan helps prepare for disasters by identifying ways to reduce loss and protect the community. Please take this brief survey:

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08/20/2021
NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 2 a.m. Friday, August 20, through Friday at noon. Monitor later forecasts and be...
08/19/2021
Flooding Information

NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 2 a.m. Friday, August 20, through Friday at noon. Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Flooding

Alexandria’s low elevation and its proximity to the Potomac River make it susceptible to flooding. Use the information below to prepare yourself for flooding.

The NWS has issued a Tornado Watch from 11:30 am until 8:00 pm. Please monitor your weather source(s) throughout the day...
08/18/2021
Tornado Preparedness

The NWS has issued a Tornado Watch from 11:30 am until 8:00 pm. Please monitor your weather source(s) throughout the day. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Tornado

Since tornadoes usually occur with little warning, it is important to prepare for them before they happen. Do not wait for disaster to strike. Note that a Tornado Watch means that the weather conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms or tornado development. A Tornado Warning means a tornado....

08/18/2021

Staying informed is a part of emergency preparedness. Sign up for local alerts so you can receive emergency messaging and other information to better prepare yourself and your family for an emergency. https://www.alexandriava.gov/eNews

We'll continue to experience heavy rains throughout the week with severe storms possible on Wednesday and Saturday. Neve...
08/17/2021

We'll continue to experience heavy rains throughout the week with severe storms possible on Wednesday and Saturday. Never attempt to drive or walk through standing water. Turn Around, Don't Drown. Learn more about how to prepare for flooding: https://www.alexandriava.gov/Flooding

We'll continue to experience heavy rains throughout the week with severe storms possible on Wednesday and Saturday. Never attempt to drive or walk through standing water. Turn Around, Don't Drown. Learn more about how to prepare for flooding: https://www.alexandriava.gov/Flooding

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Alexandria until 3:15 AM. Avoid flooded roads. Turn ar...
08/15/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Alexandria until 3:15 AM. Avoid flooded roads. Turn around don’t drown.

https://bit.ly/3CSw4Oa

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Alexandria until 3:15 AM. Avoid flooded roads. Turn around don’t drown.

https://bit.ly/3CSw4Oa

Photos from Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA's post
08/12/2021

Photos from Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA's post

Timeline Photos
08/11/2021

Timeline Photos

FYI :: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will test the nation’s public alert and warning systems today, August 11, at 2:20 p.m. FEMA regularly tests the public alert and warning systems to assess the operational readiness of the supporting infrastructure. The tests will also help identify any needed technological and administrative improvements to the systems. Test messages will be sent to televisions, radios, and mobile phone users who have opted in to receive the alerts. https://www.fema.gov/event/ipaws-national-test.

Registration for the fall 2021 virtual session of CERT is open through Monday, Sept. 6. Attend the CERT training course ...
08/11/2021

Registration for the fall 2021 virtual session of CERT is open through Monday, Sept. 6. Attend the CERT training course to become a team member and learn how to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for a disaster. https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

Registration for the fall 2021 virtual session of CERT is open through Monday, Sept. 6. Attend the CERT training course to become a team member and learn how to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for a disaster. https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

We're expecting extreme heat over the next couple of days. Know the signs of heat-related illnesses. Stay hydrated, and ...
08/11/2021

We're expecting extreme heat over the next couple of days. Know the signs of heat-related illnesses. Stay hydrated, and check on seniors and neighbors. Find a cooling center: https://www.alexandriava.gov/122602 and more extreme heat preparedness tips: https://www.ready.gov/heat

We're expecting extreme heat over the next couple of days. Know the signs of heat-related illnesses. Stay hydrated, and check on seniors and neighbors. Find a cooling center: https://www.alexandriava.gov/122602 and more extreme heat preparedness tips: https://www.ready.gov/heat

Heat and humidity will increase this week, especially Wednesdaythrough Friday (Aug. 11-13). Remember to stay hydrated an...
08/09/2021
Seasonal and Emergency Warming and Cooling Options

Heat and humidity will increase this week, especially Wednesday
through Friday (Aug. 11-13). Remember to stay hydrated and limit your outdoor activity if you can. Here's information on cooling centers and where to find them throughout the city. http://alexandriava.gov/122602

During the summer and winter months, the City of Alexandria offers several locations as options to those without heating or cooling in their homes.

Registration for fall 2021 virtual session of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is still open. Join othe...
08/07/2021

Registration for fall 2021 virtual session of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is still open. Join other residents to learn how to increase your neighborhood's disaster readiness & support the first responders who serve your neighborhood. https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

Registration for fall 2021 virtual session of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is still open. Join other residents to learn how to increase your neighborhood's disaster readiness & support the first responders who serve your neighborhood. https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

Glad to see our partners from the Alexandria Radio Club enjoying National Night Out yesterday. #ALXNNO21 #NNO21
08/04/2021

Glad to see our partners from the Alexandria Radio Club enjoying National Night Out yesterday. #ALXNNO21 #NNO21

Glad to see our partners from the Alexandria Radio Club enjoying National Night Out yesterday. #ALXNNO21 #NNO21

Timeline Photos
07/16/2021

Timeline Photos

Let's try this again! We're looking forward to seeing everyone at William Ramsay Rec Center for the Alexandria Community Cookout this evening. Come say hi, learn about the City's programs for youth & adults and grab a bite to eat!🍔🌭
#communitypolicing #communitycookout
Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, City of Alexandria, VA Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia

In the past year, CERT team members have played a major role by volunteering in various ways as we responded to the COVI...
07/15/2021

In the past year, CERT team members have played a major role by volunteering in various ways as we responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. We're always looking for more good people who are passionate about emergency preparedness and community. If you're one of those people, register for the fall 2021 CERT training. https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

It's going to be another scorcher today, with temperatures rising well into the 90s and high humidity levels. To avoid h...
07/13/2021
Seasonal and Emergency Warming and Cooling Options

It's going to be another scorcher today, with temperatures rising well into the 90s and high humidity levels. To avoid heat-related illness, stay hydrated, wear light clothing and limit any strenuous activities. Find information about cooling centers here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/122602

During the summer and winter months, the City of Alexandria offers several locations as options to those without heating or cooling in their homes.

There's still time to register for the upcoming #UntilHelpArrives virtual training. Learn how to help others before firs...
07/13/2021

There's still time to register for the upcoming #UntilHelpArrives virtual training. Learn how to help others before first responders arrive on the scene of an emergency incident. Training is scheduled for July 19 & Aug. 16. Find more info & register: https://www.volunteeralexandria.org/uha

Photos from Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA's post
07/12/2021

Photos from Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA's post

In partnership with @Volalex, we're offering FREE virtual Until Help Arrives training on July 19 and Aug. 16. Learn what...
07/07/2021

In partnership with @Volalex, we're offering FREE virtual Until Help Arrives training on July 19 and Aug. 16. Learn what you can do to help others before first responders arrive. Learn more about UHA and register to participate: https://www.volunteeralexandria.org/uha

It's going to be another really hot day today. The City of Alexandria offers several cooling center locations throughout...
07/07/2021

It's going to be another really hot day today. The City of Alexandria offers several cooling center locations throughout the City. Learn more: https://www.alexandriava.gov/122602

It's going to be another really hot day today. The City of Alexandria offers several cooling center locations throughout the City. Learn more: https://www.alexandriava.gov/122602

Yesterday, we recognized Urban Planner Marlo Ford who has worked with AFD/OEM thru a rotation program for the past coupl...
06/30/2021

Yesterday, we recognized Urban Planner Marlo Ford who has worked with AFD/OEM thru a rotation program for the past couple of years. Marlo has been a great help in identifying critical infrastructure in the City and forging stronger collaborations between City agencies.

Wishing the best for our regional planner Teresa Scott Hoggard as she moves on to new and exciting career opportunities....
06/29/2021

Wishing the best for our regional planner Teresa Scott Hoggard as she moves on to new and exciting career opportunities. Thank you for your dedication and work in the City of Alexandria.

Today we are proud to showcase members of our community supporting our city and the region. The Alexandria Radio Club is...
06/27/2021

Today we are proud to showcase members of our community supporting our city and the region. The Alexandria Radio Club is working hard to support the communications mission by supporting Field Day 2021. They have the ability to communicate when all else fails. Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA recognizes the importance of working together. To learn more about the Alexandria Radio Club visit https://w4hfh.org/.

06/20/2021

Have a safe and happy Father’s Day!

Address

900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA
22314

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 746-5256

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