Community Interfaith Coordination Emergency Preparedness and Chaplain Corps
CIC supports community interfaith emergency preparedness,response and recovery through communications, training, consultation and coordination.
Interfaith Emergency Planning
The interfaith Emergency Planning Committee plans and executes interfaith community emergency preparedness, response and recovery communication, training,and coordination initiatives. The committee serves as the conduit between the faith community, the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management, Department of Health, Department of Family Services, Department of Police, the Fire and Rescue Department, Volunteer Fairfax, the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council and the Northern Virginia Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters.
County Community Chaplain Corps (FCCC Corps)
The Fairfax County Community Chaplain (FCCC) Corps provides chaplain care to community members impacted by the effects of a disaster or emergency. The FCCC Corps chaplains work as a part of an emergency or disaster team under the directions of the locally designated incident management system and in cooperation with county police and fire and rescue chaplains and mental health personnel. FCCC Corps chaplains may be deployed to Family Assistance Centers (FACs), Emergency Shelters, Site Information Centers (SIC), and other locations set up in a crisis or emergency as directed. FCCC Corps chaplains may accompany Fairfax County police officers on death notifications. Chaplains may also be deployed to homes or locations in the county to provide chaplain services to family and friends at scenes when a sudden death or suicide occurs.
Help and Resources
- Ready...Pak...Go! Toolkit
- Pandemic Flu Plan
- Continuity of Operations Plan - Continuing to Serve Guide
- Emergency Operation Plan Guide
- Faith Community Emergency Alert Network
County and Other Resources
- Office of Emergency Management
- Medical Needs Registry
- Community Emergency Alert Network
- Fairfax County Emergency Preparedness Newsletter
- Public Safety Dispatch (911)
- Office of Public Affairs - Emergency Response
- Volunteer Fairfax Emergency Response
- Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council
Emergency Preparedness News and Events
Faith Communities in Action (FCIA) in partnership with the NCS Community Interfaith Coordination and Volunteer Fairfax presents the Fairfax County Community Collaboration: Summit for Disaster Resiliency, October 14, 2015, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church (5952 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310-4404). Come learn about faith communities and public and private organizations’ roles in disaster resiliency and methods to sustain their operations during and after an emergency. For more information and to register, contact NCSInterfaith@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-3453, TTY 711.
- The Faith Community: Interfaith Emergency Planning Committee meets monthly.
Faith Community: Interfaith Emergency Planning Committee
O'Connell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center
4890 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA
Event Contact: Tenia Simmons 703-324-3453, TTY 711. NCSInterfaith@fairfaxcounty.gov
Special Accommodations Contact 703-324-3453, TTY 711.