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Office of Emergency Management
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Main Emergency Management Contact Number: 703.746.5200 (press "2," then "4")
In a life-threatening emergency, call 911
 

 

Welcome to the Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM), which coordinates the City's processes of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from man-made and natural disasters, is based in the Alexandria Fire Department. Our Office maintains the City's Emergency Operations Center, which is used by City officials and related agencies to provide a coordinated response to major emergencies and disasters. OEM also maintains the City's Emergency Operations Plan, which identifies the responsibilities of all local departments and agencies. OEM staff members serve as the City's liaisons with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as staff support to Alexandria's Local Emergency Planning Committee.   

For information about emergency preparedness, visit http://alexandriava.gov/Emergency.


May 25-31, 2015: Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment

During this seven-day period, purchases of items designated by the Virginia Department of Taxation as hurricane preparedness equipment are exempt from the Virginia sales tax. Portable generators priced at $1,000 or less, gas-powered chainsaws priced at $350 or less, chainsaw accessories priced at $60 or less, and other eligible items priced at $60 or less for each item are exempt from sales tax. For details, visit the Hurricane Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday page.

Hurricane Preparation