Emergency Management

City of Alexandria’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), based in the Alexandria Fire Department, provides emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery services to the residents of the City of Alexandria.

Page updated on Mar 28, 2018 at 11:11 AM

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

Learn more about OEM and our Emergency Operations Plan.

What's New

  • City of Alexandria to Participate in Regional Wireless Emergency Alerts Test on April 5

    Will you be in the National Capital Region on Thursday, April 5, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.? If so, chances are extremely high that you will be part of the country’s first regional Wireless Emergency Alerts system test using geo-target capabilities.

    Twenty jurisdictions, including the City of Alexandria, will simultaneously issue a test message to the public through the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system. Cell phones or mobile devices located in or close to Alexandria during the exercise will receive a test message that reads: “This is a test of the City of Alexandria Wireless Alerts System. No action required.” The alert will trigger a loud noise while displaying a text message on the device. Each device may receive messages from multiple nearby jurisdictions during the period of the test.

  • Be Prepared: Participate in the 2017 Virginia Tornado Drill

    The City of Alexandria invites the public to participate in the 2017 Statewide Tornado Drill, scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, at 9:45 a.m. The Drill, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, is a yearly opportunity to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies and to test public warning systems. Residents and businesses are encouraged to register to participate in the drill.

  • City of Alexandria Offers FEMA Emergency Management Training Courses

    The City is offering free FEMA emergency management training courses to interested individuals or organizations.
  • Public Comment Sought for Draft Northern Virginia Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

    The Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Advisory Committee, which represents 21 jurisdictions, including the City of Alexandria, is updating the Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan for approval by February 2017 in compliance with the five-year update cycle required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Upcoming Emergency Management Events

  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management Winter Preparedness Campaign and Resources

    VDEM Tips to Prepare for Winter Weather: Click Here

Things to Know to Be Prepared