About OEM

The City-wide Emergency Management Program is fully capable of carrying out its mission and involves the full range of government agencies, the private sector and non-governmental organizations working together.

Page updated on Nov 22, 2016 at 10:09 AM

About OEM                             

OEM’s Mission:

To save lives, protect property and speed recovery from major emergencies by developing city-wide programs and emergency operational capabilities that prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency regardless of cause—whether in peacetime or a situation of national security.  This is accomplished with the full support of the elected and appointed officials of the city, and requires the active participation of a range of participants from all departments and agencies of government, citizens, and the private and non-profit sectors to be fully successful.

Emergency Operations Plan

The City of Alexandria Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is a multi-discipline, all-hazards plan that establishes a single, comprehensive framework for the management of major emergencies and disasters within the city. The EOP is implemented when it becomes necessary to mobilize identified resources in order to save lives and protect property and infrastructure.  The EOP establishes the overall roles and responsibilities for emergency operations, as well as the concept of operations for the city. It is used in conjunction with established operational procedures, plans and protocols. The development and maintenance of this plan and supporting plans is the basis of the local emergency management program. 

OEM also aligns its plans with several external plans including:

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Regional Emergency Coordination Plan (RECP) provides a structure where the NCR can collaborate on planning, communication, information sharing and coordination activities before, during, and after a regional emergency.

The Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan addresses hazards and risks facing Northern Virginia jurisdictions, including the City of Alexandria, as well as planned hazard mitigation actions.


City of Alexandria
Office of Emergency Management

900 Second Street

Alexandria, VA 22303

703.746.5256

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