Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

The City of Alexandria’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) & Homeland Security, 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 Jul 9, 2018 at 3:18 PM

Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) & Homeland Security consists of OEM, the Fire Prevention and Life Safety (FPLS) Section, Fire Investigations Division, Public Information, and the Community Outreach Unit. While OEM sits under the Alexandria Fire Department, it serves the entire City of Alexandria and works with various city, regional, and national agencies to be fully successful in carrying out its misison. OEM & Homeland Security is commanded by Deputy Chief Corey Smedley.


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In collaboration with Volunteer Alexandria, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will host its first Faith-Based Organizations (FBO) Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.


Upcoming Emergency Management Events

  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management Winter Preparedness Campaign and Resources

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Things to Know to Be Prepared






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