About OEM


The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) provides emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery services to the residents of Fairfax County.

What does OEM do?

OEM response vehicle

  • Manages the county’s emergency operations center and duty officer program.
  • Provides emergency planning in such areas as special needs, continuity of operations and emergency operations.
  • Sends messages via the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN).
  • Manages the county’s Citizen Corps program.
  • Coordinates post disaster recovery activities and manages the post disaster strategic program.
  • Conducts and facilitates training and exercise programs on intra-agency, inter-agency and multi-jurisdictional levels.
  • Maintains the Emergency Operations Plan, which covers all natural disasters and man-made disasters excluding nuclear war and provides a basis for the development of programs and procedures to save lives and minimize disaster damage, and to expedite recovery operations after such a disaster. The development and maintenance of this plan and supporting plans is the basis of the local emergency management program.

Emergency Preparedness Presentations

  • OEM staff is also available to give presentations on emergency preparedness to your homeowner's association, civic group, business or faith community.
  • Contact us to learn more.

Emergency Operations Plan


Contact Fairfax County: Phone, Email or Twitter | Main Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Technical Questions: Web Administrator

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