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Office of Emergency Management and Workplace Safety

Our Mission is through engagement, promote a safe, prepared environment to residents, visitors and employees. The purpose of EMWS is to champion a culture of safety, sustainability and preparedness. It is the goal of our office to build a resilient culture for Henrico County.

Henrico County’s Office of Emergency Management (HCOEM) is responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive framework for the County’s preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts for various emergencies. HCOEM coordinates various training and education programs for first responders and other County staff, as well as conducting outreach and support for the County’s citizens and businesses.


Central Virginia Emergency Management Alliance Emergency Preparedness Guide – This guide will help you develop the information and resources you need to help with your disaster preparedness needs for your family.

County of Henrico Emergency Operations Plan Volume I: Basic Plan – This document, updated in 2017, outlines how everyone works together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters in the County. Tab 10 of this document includes the Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) for the County.

County of Henrico Debris Management Plan 2016 – This document, updated in 2016, provides the framework for best practices associated with debris management during and following a public emergency. Department responsibilities can be found under Section III, Subsection A.

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775


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