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The Office of Emergency Management coordinates and collaborates with our partners to reduce the impact of emergencies and disasters through a comprehensive emergency management program.

02/05/2020
NOAA Satellite and Information Service

What a difference a decade makes! Would you be prepared for another Snowmageddon? #WinterSafety 👉www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/readyfairfax/winterweather

Ten years ago today, NOAA's satellites were watching a major winter storm unfolding. Nicknamed #Snowmageddon, the storm brought near-blizzard conditions and up to 3 feet of snow across the Mid-Atlantic. (The infrared image loop below is from GOES-12.)

Get more info and downloadable images here: go.usa.gov/xdBgN
#ThisDayInHistory #OnThisDay

Do you want to help save lives? 🗣We’re in need of 9-1-1 call takers. Consider serving your community and apply by Feb. 1...
02/04/2020

Do you want to help save lives?

🗣We’re in need of 9-1-1 call takers. Consider serving your community and apply by Feb. 14. Details: https://t.co/3jMxDBCMt9

🎈🎉Wishing Facebook a very happy birthday 🎂! Thank you for helping us keep our community informed! Don’t forget to let ot...
02/04/2020

🎈🎉Wishing Facebook a very happy birthday 🎂! Thank you for helping us keep our community informed!
Don’t forget to let others know about our page! 👍Like and Follow us!!

➡️ Also finds us:
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02/04/2020

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Ready Fairfax's cover photo
02/04/2020

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Take a moment to sign up for Fairfax Alerts, Fairfax County Government ‘s emergency notification system. It’s 🆓 and a gr...
02/04/2020

Take a moment to sign up for Fairfax Alerts, Fairfax County Government ‘s emergency notification system. It’s 🆓 and a great way to stay informed before, during, and after emergencies.
📲www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

Did you hear there was an earthquake in Virginia today? The 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded just after 5 a.m., sou...
02/03/2020

Did you hear there was an earthquake in Virginia today? The 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded just after 5 a.m., south of Louisa and Mineral. A good reminder to brush up on your #EarthquakePreparedness👉 https://youtu.be/7XchiTGq_YY

Preparing for emergencies is similar to training for a sport. You need to work at it over time.  It isn’t as simple as j...
02/03/2020

Preparing for emergencies is similar to training for a sport. You need to work at it over time. It isn’t as simple as just creating an emergency plan & waiting for a disaster to strike. Train by practicing your plan & continuously enhancing it. #SuperBowLIV 🏈🏆

Ready for the big game tonight🏈? Better yet, are you ready for a disaster🌪🔥⛈? Being prepared for an emergency is a goal ...
02/02/2020

Ready for the big game tonight🏈? Better yet, are you ready for a disaster🌪🔥⛈? Being prepared for an emergency is a goal within reach. Take action today to be prepared for tomorrow’s emergencies ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Uk79yU
#SBLVI #BeLegendary

📝Writing an emergency plan can be overwhelming... This step by step guide will help you create your own neighborhood pla...
02/02/2020

📝Writing an emergency plan can be overwhelming... This step by step guide will help you create your own neighborhood plan: bit.ly/2Uk79yU
🏘 - Define your area
🙋‍♂️ - Recruit leaders
🔍 - Know your area
👥 - Build your team
✍ - Plan your approach
#SuperBowLIV

Happy #SuperBowLIV Sunday from our OEM family!! Enjoy the game 🏈#ReadyFairfax
02/02/2020

Happy #SuperBowLIV Sunday from our OEM family!! Enjoy the game 🏈
#ReadyFairfax

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
02/02/2020

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response

Here are 3 ways to prepare your pets for an emergency:
🤳 Take a selfie with your pet to help with reunification.
👩‍💻 Update your pet's microchip information.
🏨 Find a pet-friendly place to take your pet in an evacuation

Learn more: http://ow.ly/SF0f30qdyVU #PrepYourHealth #OneHealth #Caturday

Hosting a #SuperBowLIV party? DYK planning for emergencies is the same as planning a 🎉 party! You:✅Make a guest list (🚨l...
01/31/2020

Hosting a #SuperBowLIV party? DYK planning for emergencies is the same as planning a 🎉 party! You:
✅Make a guest list (🚨list emergency contacts)
✅Set a budget (🚨set aside extra 💵)
✅Plan a menu (🚨pack your favorite canned food in a 🎒)
✅Share your RSVP info (🚨create a contact tree)

It’s that easy! For more preparedness ideas: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergencymanagement/cerg

OEM and Fairfax County Health Department planners attended today’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Workshop with pub...
01/30/2020

OEM and Fairfax County Health Department planners attended today’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Workshop with public safety planners from around the Commonwealth. This workshop included speakers and information from Dominion Energy, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency. Workshops like these are a great way to learn new requirements and ensure jurisdiction’s plans are in sync with each other.

Radiological Preparedness 👉 https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/readyfairfax/cbrn

01/30/2020

Celebrate National Puzzle Day by adding your favorite jigsaw 🧩 to YOUR go-bag🎒!! It’s the best non-tech game to keep kids and adults entertained!! #ReadyFairfax #NationalPuzzleDay

Ready Fairfax
01/29/2020

Ready Fairfax

Ready Fairfax's cover photo
01/29/2020

Ready Fairfax's cover photo

🌎Recent earthquakes in the Caribbean are a good reminder that they can strike any location at any time. Take a minute to...
01/29/2020

🌎Recent earthquakes in the Caribbean are a good reminder that they can strike any location at any time. Take a minute to learn appropriate steps to prepare, respond, and recover from an earthquake 👉www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/readyfairfax/earthquake

Emergency Preparedness Tip ➡️ Include copies of important insurance, financial, medical, and legal documents in a water-...
01/28/2020

Emergency Preparedness Tip ➡️ Include copies of important insurance, financial, medical, and legal documents in a water-proof container.

Collect and protect important paperwork, including an up-to-date list of prescriptions, medical records, and vital records. Don't forget copies of vet records, such as a rabies certificate, for your pets. More: http://ow.ly/bVTT30q9oPd #PrepYourHealth #OneHealth #Caturday

Thinking about starting a neighborhood preparedness group or plan? Don’t forget you can use the 5 Steps to Neighborhood ...
01/28/2020

Thinking about starting a neighborhood preparedness group or plan? Don’t forget you can use the 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness in the Community Emergency Response Guide to get started!

✍️This template includes neighborhood disaster planning in 5 easy steps:
1. Define Your Area
2. Recruit Leaders
3. Scout Your Area
4. Build Your Team
5. Plan Your Approach

💻More info: http://bit.ly/33ANBIX

📲Get Connected👀 Stay Informed🌪 Weather Alerts 🚗 Traffic Alerts 🚨 Emergency Alerts Register today for 🆓 Fairfax Alerts! 💻...
01/27/2020

📲Get Connected
👀 Stay Informed
🌪 Weather Alerts
🚗 Traffic Alerts
🚨 Emergency Alerts
Register today for 🆓 Fairfax Alerts!
💻 fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

🌧 Rainy night ahead🌧. Stay in the know on the go, by signing up for Fairfax Alerts, the county’s free emergency notifica...
01/25/2020

🌧 Rainy night ahead🌧. Stay in the know on the go, by signing up for Fairfax Alerts, the county’s free emergency notification system ➡️ www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

Assistant Coordinator, Sulayman Brown, was a keynote speaker at the Houston UASI Alert and Warning Peer Planning Worksho...
01/25/2020

Assistant Coordinator, Sulayman Brown, was a keynote speaker at the Houston UASI Alert and Warning Peer Planning Workshop organized by their regional planners. Sulayman shared lessons learned and challenges within the National Capital Region (NCR) coordinating cross jurisdictional messages.

Today’s staff Thursday Morning Training consisted of a joint training with the Department of Public Works and Environmen...
01/23/2020

Today’s staff Thursday Morning Training consisted of a joint training with the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. DPWES briefed us on the levee construction that was completed this past summer and what to except moving forward. Want to learn more about the levee project that has been going on over the last few years in the Huntington area? Visit, http://bit.ly/2RkgxRa

Staying warm with a space heater this winter? Remain safe with these reminders:✅Make sure it has an auto shut-off in cas...
01/22/2020

Staying warm with a space heater this winter? Remain safe with these reminders:
✅Make sure it has an auto shut-off in case it tips over
‼️Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed
3️⃣ Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from space heaters

Last week our COOP Coordinator, Avery Church, was recognized for his work with dozens of Fairfax County employees who le...
01/22/2020

Last week our COOP Coordinator, Avery Church, was recognized for his work with dozens of Fairfax County employees who led the first-ever countywide strategic plan. Avery was instrumental in providing feedback to and from our office. 💻http://bit.ly/2TN67LC #ShapingTheFutureTogether #StrategicPlan

You never know when or where an emergency may strike. Now is a great time to review your emergency plan and make sure yo...
01/21/2020

You never know when or where an emergency may strike. Now is a great time to review your emergency plan and make sure you have a plan in place for your pets🐾. Visit ready.gov/animals for some planning tips!

Interested in emergency management? Want to give back to your community? If you answered yes to both of these questions ...
01/21/2020

Interested in emergency management? Want to give back to your community? If you answered yes to both of these questions take a look at our OEM Volunteer Corps ➡️bit.ly/2If1xPT #GetInvolved

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King devoted his life to advancing equality, socia...
01/20/2020

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and economic opportunity for all. His legacy remains a message of hope and a symbol of love, compassion, and courage. #MLKDay #KeepMoving

Cold and windy conditions are expected overnight tonight. Forecast lows will be between 15°-25°, but the wind will make ...
01/20/2020

Cold and windy conditions are expected overnight tonight. Forecast lows will be between 15°-25°, but the wind will make it feel colder. Limit your time outside, wear layers, and don’t forget to bring your pets inside. #WinterSafety🧣

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
01/18/2020

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Our #FairfaxCounty roadways are starting to get a coating of snow. Please remember that on ice and snow, you need to take it slow! If you must drive this morning, do so with extra care. #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics do not want to meet you by accident today! #traffic #weather

Fairfax County Government
01/18/2020

Fairfax County Government

If you woke up to a vehicle blanketed in snow, please take the time to clear the top of snow and ice before you head out. It can help keep you and other drivers safe!

Make sure to check out our Guide to Snow for details on how we handle snow in Fairfax County: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/snow.

You have probably heard by now winter weather is on its way. Will we get snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain, or a combinat...
01/17/2020

You have probably heard by now winter weather is on its way. Will we get snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain, or a combination of any of the above? Regardless of the type of precipitation it is a good idea to brush up on winter weather terms and learn some tips to stay safe this winter. ❄️http://bit.ly/2rNiYS2

Happy to host! Had a great week of learning and collaborating with public safety partners from around the region.
01/17/2020

Happy to host! Had a great week of learning and collaborating with public safety partners from around the region.

This week some of our staff attended an intensive week of instructor development training for the National Incident Management System. Pictured with some our regional partners Ready Fairfax Ready Prince William

Keep an eye on the forecast tomorrow as winter weather is expected. Make sure you are prepared and plan travel according...
01/17/2020

Keep an eye on the forecast tomorrow as winter weather is expected. Make sure you are prepared and plan travel accordingly. More info below ⤵️

Say goodbye to this 50 degree weather we’ve been having because Hello again, winter weather! A winter weather advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Saturday, Jan. 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/snow.

The graduation 👩‍🎓 👨‍🎓 class of the L0449 ICS Train-the-Trainer certification!  Thanks to our instructors and students f...
01/17/2020

The graduation 👩‍🎓 👨‍🎓 class of the L0449 ICS Train-the-Trainer certification! Thanks to our instructors and students for a great week of collaboration and learning.
#Learning #graduates #EmergencyManagement @fema

Expect a cold start today. Make sure you bundle the kids up at the bus stop this morning! 🚌🧣🧤
01/17/2020

Expect a cold start today. Make sure you bundle the kids up at the bus stop this morning! 🚌🧣🧤

Skies will be mostly sunny, but it will be much cooler today than it has been recently. Continued gusty winds will keep wind chill values in teens this morning, and 20s/30s this afternoon.

⚠️The Dense Fog Advisory has been extended until 9 a.m. this morning. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, leave ...
01/15/2020

⚠️The Dense Fog Advisory has been extended until 9 a.m. this morning. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, leave plenty of distance ahead of you, and watch for pedestrians.

⚠️🚗 A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued until 8 a.m. Visibilities of
01/15/2020

⚠️🚗 A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued until 8 a.m. Visibilities of

This week @readyfairfax is hosting the L0449 ICS Train-the-Trainer class with attendees from local, state, & federal age...
01/14/2020

This week @readyfairfax is hosting the L0449 ICS Train-the-Trainer class with attendees from local, state, & federal agencies. Day 1 completed, onto Day 2 with more peer instruction for the next generation of #teaching 📚🖥. #ICS #TipsandTricks #Learning #AdultInstruction

🛁🐣It’s #NationalRubberDuckyDay! OEM’s Denise Derflinger began collecting 🐣 in ‘07, to date she has +140 to include some ...
01/13/2020

🛁🐣It’s #NationalRubberDuckyDay! OEM’s Denise Derflinger began collecting 🐣 in ‘07, to date she has +140 to include some from Fairfax Water, Duck Donuts, and Inova Health System! Anyone who walks through our doors has spotted them & some have even added to her collection! #Goals

01/12/2020
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

Disasters can cause children to feel anxious. Help children cope by limiting their exposure to disaster images in the media, talking with them about what is happening, and helping them find activities to occupy their time.

➡ For more tips from the CDC on helping children cope: cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

➡ Watch this video in Spanish on FEMA Puerto Rico: https://www.facebook.com/FEMAPuertoRico/videos/762199504265988

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