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Business Emergency Plan
Emergencies happen; is your organization prepared? The Department of Emergency Preparedness & Response recognizes that private businesses and organizations play an invaluable role in preparing for emergencies and enhancing the overall resilience of Norfolk. From large-scale events to localized incidents, organizations need to know where, when, and how to respond to minimize the impact to operations. Under Norfolk’s Private Sector Emergency Support Function 19, our department supports the private sector through information sharing, partnership building and education.

Every organization wants to make decisions based on accurate and timely information. Multiple avenues of communication and tools are offered to the City’s partners via:

Taking steps to prepare your organization for an emergency now directly affects your ability to recover later. Including staff, volunteers, and vendors in your planning efforts is an essential component of preparedness. Below are resources that can assist you and your organization increase resiliency should an emergency occur at or near your location of business. 

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If would like to become a partner or request additional educational material, please contact Steven Pyle, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, at 757-441-5598 or .