Public Safety and Emergencies


Public safety is one of the most important aspects of local government. Men and women serve 24 hours a day to keep us safe, prepare us for emergencies and respond to incidents like fires or medical calls.

Emergency? Call of Text 9-1-1

If there is a life-threatening emergency, immediately

In case of non-emergency, call the public safety non-emergency number: 703-691-2131, TTY 703-204-2264.

Alerts & Emails

email iconSign up for emergency, weather and transportation alerts, as well as tax deadline and event reminders. 

Share critical information that will aid first responders and emergency response personnel. 

You may also sign up for and manage Fairfax County E-mail subscriptions to receive newsletters, updates and alerts on various topics.

Community Emergency Response Guide (CERG)

Community Emergency Response Guide image of 4 phases of an emergencyInstead of thinking “it will never happen to me,” use this Guide to help prepare for an emergency, so you know what to do when disaster strikes.

Emergency management professionals typically break down their responsibilities into four phases, which form a cycle. This four-phase cycle applies to you too.

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