Emergency Management

  1. Free Basic First Responder Training

    During a major emergency, first responders may become overwhelmed. Join the Community Emergency Response Team to help yourself, your neighbors, and co-workers when disaster strikes. Free training begins on September 15, 2016. Additional Info...
  2. Emergency Kit Cook Off

    Any Newport News resident who submits a recipe made with disaster supplies on the Emergency Kit Cook Off website during the month of September will receive a free apron while supplies last. Read on...
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The mission of the Newport News Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is to be the local public safety organization providing comprehensive, risk-based and coordinated emergency management operations. Our office prepares contingency plans, conducts practice drills, provides warning, manages responses and coordinates damage assessment and recovery after a disaster.

The staff manages the Newport News Emergency Operations Center (EOC) a secure, state-of-the-art facility where key members of city departments gather during activations to determine situational status, coordinate actions and make critical decisions during emergency situations.

We are committed to helping protect your community and preparing your family in case of an emergency. Please review the valuable information we have to help you plan for the worst and protect your loved ones during disasters and emergencies.