Department of Emergency Management and Security

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30p.m., Monday - Friday
4890 Alliance Drive, Suite 2200, Fairfax, VA 22030
Seamus Mooney

Ready Fairfax

The Mission

Ready Fairfax is a Fairfax County Department of Emergency Management and Security preparedness program designed to educate and empower community members to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies, including natural and human-caused disasters. The goal of the program is to promote preparedness through public engagement. This is achieved through signature programs such as Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP), Preparedness Awareness Weekend (PAW), seasonal programs, and social media.

Ready Fairfax asks you and your neighbors to take four actions: (1) stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses; (2) make an emergency plan; (3) build an emergency kit; and (4) get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies.

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Disasters Happen!

The Fairfax County Department of Emergency Management and Security is a resource for the community. Our mission is to make us all more ready for and resilient to all hazards. In a crisis, the government must focus on those in the greatest peril. The better prepared everyone else is, the better the outcomes are for all of us. Below you can find our Community Emergency Response Guide (CERG) series.

Community Emergency Response GuideBusiness Disaster Resilience GuideYouth Community Emergency Response Guide Kids Community Emergency Response GuideDEMS Kids Story Book

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