Get Prepared

The Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association recommends every family be prepared in the event of an emergency. Below are some links that may help you prepare for an emergency.

Get Emergency Alerts from Fairfax County

Sign up for Fairfax County’s Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN). CEAN delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates during a major crisis or emergency, in addition to day-to-day notices about weather and traffic. Messages will be delivered to all devices you register: email account, cell phone, text pager, satellite phone, or wireless device.

Make a Plan for your Family

ReadyNova.com was developed to assist residents and business owners in the Northern Virginia metropolitan area in developing a Family Emergency Plan or a Business Emergency Plan and follows basic and accepted emergency management practices.

Teach your Children about Fire Safety

The United States Fire Administration offers a fun, interactive way for kids to learn about fire safety.  They can become a Junior Fire Marshall!

Assemble an Emergency Preparedness Kit

With specific information for how to prepare a family kit, items for your baby or for elderly members of your family, Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) offers a robust list of items to include in your Preparedness Kit.  

Prepare for a Fire at your Workplace

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department offers tips on how to be fire safe in your workplace

Know Someone who is Hearing Impaired?

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department offers a program to provide fire safety for the hearing impaired in our community.  The Visual Smoke Alarm Loan Program offers a special device to alarm deaf/hard of hearing occupants when smoke or fire is detected. The alarm will produce an increased audible alert and emit a strobe light when activated.