Fauquier County Department of Fire Rescue & Emergency Management
62 Culpeper Street Warrenton, Virginia 20186
Fauquier County's Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management is attempting to better prepare our community for disaster, and we need your help! Please take the time to fill out this short survey online. The information provided in this survey will better equip the county to respond and recover more efficiently.
"Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare"
September is National Preparedness Month –
the perfect time to take steps to be sure you are ready for disasters.
Emergencies can happen any time and place, but practicing what to do in advance of a disaster makes you better prepared to handle any emergency you may encounter.
For steps on how to prepare click on the ReadyVirginia logo above.
Fauquier County has upgraded its emergency notification system to Everbridge.
Everbridge is a web based service that enables the County to provide mass notification quickly and easily. Notifications may include evacuations, missing person alerts, hazardous materials incident, flooding, and other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety. Messages are delivered by phone call, text and email. Everbridge also provides notifications on weather warning specific to the address that is provided by a citizen during registration. Quiet times can be set so that citizens who wish to not be disturbed during certain times can specify those times. County officials can override the quiet mode in situations deemed "significant or life threatening" such as a tornado warning.
Please note that your caller ID will say Fauquier County and/or (540) 422-8830.
To ensure you receive emergency notifications signup by clicking on the link below.
FEMA Ready PSA Catches Al Roker in Sudden Storm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released a new Public Service Announcement for the national Ready campaign, featuring Al Roker of NBC’s “The Today Show” in a segment called “Be Ready for Any Weather”. The video creatively promotes preparedness for disasters which may seem to arrive at a moment’s notice.
Remember Your Pets during Hurricane/Flood Season
It’s hurricane and flood season. That means it’s time to talk with your family about what you would do and where you would go if a bad storm comes. Maybe you’ve stocked up on bottled water and extra packaged food, just in case. And your battery-powered/hand-crank radio is standing by so you can get local emergency information if The power goes out.
But what about your pet? Animals can’t take care of themselves. During major disasters, animals often become separated from their owners. You can avoid that heartbreak.
For more about making an emergency plan for your pet, go to www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/getakit/pets .
Prepared by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, June 2012