Emergency Management


To coordinate the City’s response to major emergencies or disasters, whether natural or man-made, with the primary goal being: to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect property and the environment. To foster a Community of Preparedness that transcends the boundaries of local government into the private community through public awareness, information sharing, planning, technology, and training.


Emergency Management is the organization and management of the resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies (preparedness, response, and recovery). The aim is to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters. Manage the Hopewell Alerts program


Currently the Emergency Management Office has one full time position, and operates under the direction of the Fire Chief.

Accomplishing the mission of Emergency Management involves many activities. Some of those include:

  • Maintaining the City’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Coordinating the activities of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  • Maintaining compliance with National Incident Management System (NIMS) standards
  • Oversight of the local allocation from the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP)
  • Conducting exercises to test and train on the EOP through simulated emergencies
  • Maintenance of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and alternate facility

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Contact us if you need information about disaster preparedness, shelters, grants, any inquires about the disaster preparedness of the City of Hopewell. For other non-life-threatening information during an emergency, please call the police communication's non-emergency number at 804-541-2222, unless another number is made available by local officials.