Emergency Resources

The Campbell County Public Safety Department works within a local system of emergency management and response, while functioning within protocols spelled out by the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. These operating principles and procedures are spelled out for all localities in the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

As citizen preparedness and safety education play key roles in minimizing risks to life and property, all residents are encouraged to become familiar with local, state, and federal safety programs and operating procedures. The information and resources listed below help to explain the basic emergency planning and management at all levels of government.
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National Response Framework (NRF)
The National Response Framework outlines an all-hazards approach to handling small-scale, local emergencies to large-scale, national catastrophes. This framework focuses on the key principals, roles, and overlaying structures to emergency management and support. Please read the fact sheet (PDF) learn more about the NRF.

National Incident Management System (NIMS)
The Incident Management System (NIMS) focuses on preparedness measures, emergency information/communications, command and management protocols, and on-going sustainability in the event of a catastrophe. This system is designed to operate at all levels of emergency management/response and provides a mechanism for an organized and expandable approach to any incident. Please read the brochure (PDF) for more information on NIMS.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides numerous preparedness resources for citizens and local agencies. To learn more about FEMA operations, please read the FEMA brochure (PDF). Visit FEMA's website for additional safety steps pertaining to multiple hazards.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) collaborates and coordinates at federal, state, and local levels to support emergency management efforts in the Commonwealth as well as provide timely crisis-related resources to localities, public safety agencies, volunteer organizations, and citizens. For more information on VDEM, please click here.

Local Emergency Resources
In Campbell County, citizens can take an active role in supporting preparedness and emergency management. By taking Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes, local residents learn how to assist their communities in the event of a disaster. Download an application (PDF) to participate in CERT trainings.