Emergency Management

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30PM M-F

TTY 711

4890 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Seamus Mooney,

Community Resiliency Groups

Community Resiliency Group Logo

Objective of the CRG

The Community Resiliency Group (CRG) program represents a coordinated effort, initiated by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and led by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), to network county resources, community volunteer organizations, and business groups throughout the County to improve preparedness and resilience, and to ensure that post-disaster recovery happens as quickly and completely as possible.  Our objectives are as follows:

  1. To build neighbor to neighbor connections with organizations from all sectors.
  2. To withstand the shocks and stresses of disaster.
  3. To help the community recover from emergencies and restore normal functions.

Upcoming Meetings & Trainings

The next regional meetings will be held in October 2019.  More information will be available in August 2019.

Capital Fortitude Emergency Exercise

Want to see public health emergency response in action and help your community? Volunteer to participate in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise designed to evaluate the National Capital Region's ability to dispense medication quickly in response to an anthrax attack.

Fairfax County Health Department is calling for volunteers on July 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. to travel through a simulated medication dispensing site at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Although no actual medications will be handed out, public health staff and volunteers will go through the same procedures and protocols that they would use to dispense medications in a real disaster

Click Here to Volunteer.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. CERT trains county residents in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Sign up for emails and notifications of upcoming classes here.

Stop the Bleed

The Inova hospital system offers Stop the Bleed courses for free.  The Stop the Bleed course teaches bystanders to stop life-threatening blood loss.  You will learn how to pack wounds, utilize tourniquets, among other life saving techniques.  To find out when Inova is hosting a training call (703) 776-2274.

Upcoming trainings provided by bleedingcontrol.org in Fairfax County:

August 3rd, 2019 - Martha Washington Library - Alexandria, VA - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

August 17th, 2019 - Reston Hospital Center Pavilion 2, Classroom A - Reston, VA - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sign up here.

CRG Resources

If you would like to know more about the program, use the resources below or ask a question in the contact form below.

CRG Cover Memo

CRG Participant Resource/Capability Form

CRG Program Explained

CRG 2018 Reengagement Powerpoint

CRG Volunteer District Representatives

To find out who the representative for your supervisory district is or for more information, please use the contact form below.

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