Government - Internal City StructureBusiness - Tools For GrowthServices - Provided by the CityCommunity - Resident EngagementEnjoy Norfolk - Leisure & VisitorsHow Do I - Information Center
Hurrican on radar

Go To Search
Division of Emergency Management
Division Overview
For large-scale incidents or special events, the EOC becomes the command and coordination center and provides a central point for operational, administrative and support needs.

It is responsible for all emergency preparedness program areas within the City of Norfolk.

Emergency Management assists in the development and implementation of comprehensive disaster planning, mitigation, and response activities under the provisions of city and state statutes. It also assists in planning for present and future needs and improvements in the Emergency Operations Center's (EOC) operations as related to natural and man-made disaster preparedness. Emergency management staff coordinate communications between public and private sectors within the City and surrounding regions and work closely with all aspects of government and private sectors. Staff conduct emergency management training by scheduling educational classes and instructing in all areas of both natural and man-made emergency planning. Last but not least, emergency management maintains a comprehensive emergency management plan by preparing guidelines, protocols and processes, reviewing all aspects of emergency planning, and understanding governmental programs and how they interact with City of Norfolk emergency management capabilities.

Norfolk Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
The EOC becomes the command and control center during any event and/or disaster, (natural or man-made) and provides a central point for coordinating operational, administrative, and support needs.

It also assists in coordination and communication between Mutual Aid Coordinators and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management during city-wide and state-wide emergency response and recovery operations.

The EOC is used to gather and process information to and from local community partners, volunteer organizations, individuals, and state and federal government agencies.

In addition, the EOC may become responsible for managing the tactical operations of regional resources designed to more efficiently use the pooled or external resources to benefit the city as a whole.

Contact Us
James Redick, Director
James Redick

Scott Mahone
Scott Mahone
Deputy Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator 

S. Pyle.JPG
Steven Pyle
Deputy Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator

Linda Botts
Emergency Planner

3661 East Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Ph: 757-441-5600
Fx: 757-455-0752