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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.

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
08/07/2019

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

Tomorrow, Wednesday August 7th at 2:20 p.m. EDT, we will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission .

📵 Alerts will occur on TVs and radios, not cell phones!

While this specific test is for TV and radio there are many other ways to get alerts, including wireless phone alerts, mailing lists, apps & text.

✅ Find out what types of alerts your local authorities use and make sure you're getting them today.

Learn more about this test: fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

What a great night to be out in the community! We hope you participated in your neighborhood’s National Night Out!! Se...
08/06/2019

What a great night to be out in the community! We hope you participated in your neighborhood’s National Night Out!! See you next year!! @FairfaxCountyPD @ffxfirerescue @fcpsnews

08/06/2019

We are looking for volunteers to help our mission!! Become a trained volunteer and help us prepare our community for emergencies. If you are interested in Homeland Security, Public Safety, or Emergency Preparedness come to one of our orientations on August 10th or August 14th.
Sign up➡️ http://bit.ly/OEMVolunteer

Kicking off #NationalNighOut in Hunter Mill! Our team will be out in several neighborhood festivities tonight, join us!!
08/06/2019

Kicking off #NationalNighOut in Hunter Mill! Our team will be out in several neighborhood festivities tonight, join us!!

Ready
08/06/2019

Ready

With kids going #BackToSchool, discuss these safety tips to help them stay safe during emergencies:

✅ Review the school emergency plan together
✅ Teach them to always stay alert
✅ Give them a CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response backpack card: http://ow.ly/7QTK50vpKrA

More: ready.gov/kids

Reminder: FEMA in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Em...
08/06/2019

Reminder: FEMA in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) this Wednesday, August 7th. The test message will be sent to radio and television stations at 2:20 EDT and last approximately one minute. 📻📺

Ready
08/05/2019
Ready

Ready

During an active shooter event, every second counts. Make a plan with your family and discuss how to stay safe:

🔹 Know the safety plans of your school, workplace & house of worship.
🔹 When visiting a building, identify 2 nearby exits & find places to hide.

If confronted with an active shooter:

🔹 RUN and escape, if possible
🔹 HIDE, if escape is not possible
🔹 FIGHT as an absolute last resort

If you or your family are distressed by recent events, you can get support from the 24/7 Disaster Distress Helpline by calling 1-800-985-5990 or texting TalkWithUs to 66746.

More tips: ready.gov/active-shooter

🛒Planning on taking advantage of tax free weekend in a few days? Don't forget to pick up some emergency preparedness ...
08/01/2019

🛒Planning on taking advantage of tax free weekend in a few days? Don't forget to pick up some emergency preparedness items for your emergency kits! Take a look at a list of qualifying items: http://bit.ly/2Gx01aD #Preparedness #TaxFreeWeekend

Today is National #HeatStrokePreventionDay. Children are more vulnerable to heat stroke than adults. Always look before ...
08/01/2019

Today is National #HeatStrokePreventionDay. Children are more vulnerable to heat stroke than adults. Always look before you lock, keep in mind a child’s sensitivity to heat, and understand the potential consequences of kids inside a car.

Yesterday, our Coordinator Seamus Mooney updated the Board of Supervisors on the July 8th rain event. You can view vario...
07/31/2019

Yesterday, our Coordinator Seamus Mooney updated the Board of Supervisors on the July 8th rain event. You can view various resources and stay up to date on recovery information by visiting our website 👉 http://bit.ly/2GFO1nr

07/31/2019

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9pm this evening. A few preparedness tips ⤵️
📳 Register for Fairfax Alerts to receive weather alerts, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts
🏠 Clear debris from storm drains and ditches
✅ Secure any outdoor objects

Stay weather aware today as there is potential for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening along the I-95 corrid...
07/31/2019

Stay weather aware today as there is potential for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening along the I-95 corridor. Heavy rainfall will be possible leading to isolated instances of flash flooding.

📲💻Stay informed through Fairfax Alerts, http://bit.ly/2V0wJ9Z

Today the Board of Supervisors designated September as Emergency Preparedness Month in the county. During the month of S...
07/30/2019

Today the Board of Supervisors designated September as Emergency Preparedness Month in the county. During the month of September, we encourage individuals and families to take the necessary steps to build resilience and minimize the impacts of disasters and emergencies by being informed, developing a plan, building a kit, and learning how to get involved.

One way to start is by downloading our Community Emergency Response Guide, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/readyfairfax

💰Savings Alert🚨: This weekend is tax free weekend and it also includes emergency preparedness items! Start your li...
07/30/2019

💰Savings Alert🚨: This weekend is tax free weekend and it also includes emergency preparedness items! Start your list today so you can stock up your emergency kit this weekend! Learn more, http://bit.ly/2ZhGW3V #PrepareNow

This year's Tax Free Weekend for emergency preparedness supplies is here. If you need to build, update, or expand your e...
07/30/2019

This year's Tax Free Weekend for emergency preparedness supplies is here. If you need to build, update, or expand your emergency kit now is the time! 🎒🔦🔋

Save the Date: Virginia's annual three-day sales tax holiday is August 2-4. Review the checklist for dozens of hurricane and emergency preparedness items that qualify at VAemergency.gov/-tax-free. Keep in mind your family's unique needs when it comes to preparing for an emergency or natural disaster and don't forget about your pets, workplace and vehicle!

📲 It’s simple. If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you. Sign up for Fairfax Alerts today (now featuring maps ...
07/29/2019

📲 It’s simple. If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you. Sign up for Fairfax Alerts today (now featuring maps of alert locations): ➡ fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts #BeInformed

📢Looking for an emergency management internship? We are now accepting applications for our fall semester. For more in...
07/29/2019

📢Looking for an emergency management internship? We are now accepting applications for our fall semester.

For more information on our program and to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/2OWpQ5m

Last year 52 children died in the U.S. after being left in hot cars. Heat related deaths are preventable...look before y...
07/29/2019

Last year 52 children died in the U.S. after being left in hot cars. Heat related deaths are preventable...look before you lock! 🔐🚗 #HeatSafety

Happy #NationalParentsDay! To all parents and those who step up to be in that role, thank you for all you do! To enhance...
07/28/2019

Happy #NationalParentsDay! To all parents and those who step up to be in that role, thank you for all you do!
To enhance your family’s readiness, download this community readiness manual. It’s 🆓! ➡️ https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergencymanagement/cerg #ReadyFairfax #FairfaxCERG

📬You got mail! Find us in the “Events” section of the Fairfax County Park Authority Parktakes Fall issue!📲Be i...
07/27/2019

📬You got mail! Find us in the “Events” section of the Fairfax County Park Authority Parktakes Fall issue!

📲Be informed this 🍂Fall and throughout the year! Fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

Today is #NationalInternDay ! Our interns are essential members of our team and have contributed so much creativity and ...
07/25/2019

Today is #NationalInternDay ! Our interns are essential members of our team and have contributed so much creativity and dedication to our programs!

To learn more about our internship program, visit ➡️ fairfaxcounty.gov/emergencymanag…

Last week we supported our partner's full-scale exercise, Capital Fortitude. Our office activated the Emergency Operatio...
07/24/2019

Last week we supported our partner's full-scale exercise, Capital Fortitude. Our office activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) which tested the ability to maintain situational awareness of the Point of Dispensing (POD) operations throughout the county. Learn more about the exercise below ⬇️

Last week, we participated in Capital Fortitude - a regional, large-scale emergency exercise that simulated a situation where we needed to get emergency medication to everyone in Fairfax County. Get a recap at: http://bit.ly/2YbB5vj

📝Have you seen our Community Emergency Response Guide (CERG)? It’s a planning tool to help you plan with your famil...
07/24/2019

📝Have you seen our Community Emergency Response Guide (CERG)? It’s a planning tool to help you plan with your family and neighbors in case of a disaster. Check it out today, you can even request a workshop! #FairfaxCERG
http://bit.ly/FFXCERG

⛈ A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for the southern part of the county until 8:30 pm. Possible locations imp...
07/23/2019

⛈ A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for the southern part of the county until 8:30 pm. Possible locations impacted include: Centreville, Springfield, Fort Belvoir, Burke, Lorton, Franconia, and Newington.

Fairfax County Government
07/22/2019
Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight and a flash flood watch remains in effect into tomorrow morning. https://www.weather.gov/lwx/ Please stay weather aware.

Are you signed up for Fairfax Alerts? If we can't reach you, we can't alert you. Geo-targeted weather alerts, emergency information, traffic and more straight to your mobile device. Sign up at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

⛈ A cold front is bringing the heat wave to an end, but not without the threat of severe thunderstorms. A Severe Thund...
07/22/2019

⛈ A cold front is bringing the heat wave to an end, but not without the threat of severe thunderstorms. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 10 pm. Stay weather aware and be ready to move inside if a warning is issued. #VaWx

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect this afternoon through late tonight as severe thunderstorms are possible (between ...
07/22/2019

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect this afternoon through late tonight as severe thunderstorms are possible (between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.). The main threats with these storms will be damaging wind gusts, heavy rainfall/flash flooding, and frequent lightning.

📲Ensure you have a way to receive weather alerts by signing up for Fairfax Alerts: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

Heavy downpours & storms are likely today (July 22). A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for this afternoon. 🧹 Clear ...
07/22/2019

Heavy downpours & storms are likely today (July 22). A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for this afternoon.
🧹 Clear debris from storm drains & ditches
🏡 Clean gutters & downspouts
☂️ Grab your umbrella or raincoat
📲 Sign up for Fairfax Alerts, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

⚠️ A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 8:15 for various parts of the county. Seek shelter inside as ...
07/21/2019

⚠️ A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 8:15 for various parts of the county. Seek shelter inside as these storms may contain damaging wind gusts, dangerous lightening, and heavy downpours. #VaWx

A Flash Flood Watch has already been issued for tomorrow (July 22). This is a good reminder to ensure you are signed up ...
07/21/2019

A Flash Flood Watch has already been issued for tomorrow (July 22). This is a good reminder to ensure you are signed up for Fairfax Alerts to receive the latest weather alerts 👉 https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

The heat wave across the Eastern US will be coming to an end Monday and Tuesday with cooler ad drier air moving in. However, strong thunderstorms will accompany the cold front with the potential for severe weather and torrential downpours producing localized flash flooding.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management
07/21/2019

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Heat stroke or heat exhaustion? Know the symptoms & what to do if someone shows signs of a heat-related illness.#HeatWave #HeatSafety

The heat wave continues today with heat indices ranging between 105-115ºF. An Excessive Heat Warning🌡 is in effect u...
07/21/2019

The heat wave continues today with heat indices ranging between 105-115ºF. An Excessive Heat Warning🌡 is in effect until 9pm. If you can, limit your time outside and stay hydrated! #HeatSafety☀️

⚠️A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 10 p.m. Locally strong to dama...
07/21/2019

⚠️A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 10 p.m. Locally strong to damaging wind gusts are possible.

If we are hot, our pets are too! Below are a few #PetPreparedness tips to take into consideration this weekend as the he...
07/20/2019

If we are hot, our pets are too! Below are a few #PetPreparedness tips to take into consideration this weekend as the heat wave continues ⬇️
🚰Provide ample water
🏠Access to shade/cool shelter
🚫Never leave in a vehicle
🔥Watch out for hot pavement
🐶Limit exercise

#LookBeforeYouLock👉 On average, 38 kids die each year by being left in a vehicle🚙. 88% are under 3 years old. 54% ...
07/20/2019

#LookBeforeYouLock👉 On average, 38 kids die each year by being left in a vehicle🚙. 88% are under 3 years old. 54% were forgotten by a caregiver. #HeatSafety🌡

07/20/2019

Dangerous heat expected today and tomorrow. Please do what you can to stay cool and limit your time outside! 🌡☀️🚰 #HeatSafety #BeatTheHeat

❗️Segundo día de calor excesivo: se pronostica que los índices de calor subirán a 105-115º en nuestra área. Las...
07/20/2019

❗️Segundo día de calor excesivo: se pronostica que los índices de calor subirán a 105-115º en nuestra área. Las condiciones peligrosamente calientes continuarán hasta el domingo. Mantente fresco e hidratado! 🚰

Consejos sobre el calor extremo 🥵 en este boletín ⬇️

🌡 An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for our area. Very warm overnight temperatures will limit recovery from...
07/19/2019

🌡 An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for our area. Very warm overnight temperatures will limit recovery from the daytime heat. Check on anyone vulnerable to heat, such as the elderly or sick. #HeatSafety

Fairfax County Government
07/19/2019
Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government

Update: Excessive heat warning for Saturday, too.

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It’s going to be dangerously hot outside. The US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington has issued an excessive heat warning for Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Heat index values will be near 110 degrees today, then potentially 110-115 degrees over the weekend. At the link are seven key ways to prepare, as well as excessive heat flyers in multiple languages: http://bit.ly/2LXvV3E

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect today (July 19) from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Dangerous heat is expected, so take pro...
07/19/2019

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect today (July 19) from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Dangerous heat is expected, so take proper precautions to stay cool & hydrated.
👚 Wear light colored clothing
🧗‍♀️ Avoid strenuous activity
🌡 Look out for signs of heat exhaustion & heat stroke

⚠️El aviso de calor extremo ha sido extendido hasta el domingo con índices estimados de 110-115 °. Se espera un ca...
07/19/2019

⚠️El aviso de calor extremo ha sido extendido hasta el domingo con índices estimados de 110-115 °. Se espera un calor y una humedad prolongados y persistentes, incluso de noche, lo que aumenta el riesgo de enfermedades relacionadas con el calor. Mantente fresco e hidratado! 🚰

The word of the day: EXERCISE- EXERCISE- EXERCISE ! Many county agencies and partners are testing the county’s health ...
07/18/2019

The word of the day: EXERCISE- EXERCISE- EXERCISE !
Many county agencies and partners are testing the county’s health plans. Read more about what we are doing: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wordpress.com/
How often do you test your plans?

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