How to Prepare for Emergencies

How to Prepare

The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management suggests a simple four-step process for residents to prepare themselves, their communities and their businesses for naturally occuring or man-made emergencies. Click on the images below to view useful emergency preparedness information as well as what to do in response to a specific emergency like a hurricane, winter storm or terrorist attack.

assemble a kit
When assembling a kit for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth.

assemble a kit
Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.

be informed
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency. Be informed about the potential emergencies that could happen to you.

get involved
Get involved with the Fairfax County Citizen Corps to help be better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters of all kinds.


Business and Family Preparedness Planners

Ready NOVA Family and Business Preparedness Planners Do you know how to respond if disaster strikes where you live or where you work? If your family is in different locations when the disaster strikes, do you have a plan that shows how you will contact each other and how you can reunite at a safe location? If your business is directly impacted by a disaster, do you have a plan to re-establish business operations at another location? How will you inform your employees of the new operations, procedures and processes?

If you haven’t thought about the answers to these questions, take action now by making an emergency plan. Visit Ready NOVA today and make your plans!

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