WHEN AN EMERGENCY OCCURS, MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE PREPARED!
CodeRED® is a web-based Mass Notification System that enables New Kent County to make time-sensitive emergency and mass notification announcements to residents in a reliable, cost-effective, and efficient manner. Click Here to visit New Kent’s Registration / Opt-In site to Sign Up.
Review the following to discover more valuable emergency preparedness information .
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining, and operating the state’s roads, bridges, and tunnels. When an emergency and/or storm occurs, please click here to review VDOT’s lane reversal evacuation plan for Interstate 64.
Ready Virginia is a statewide public education effort to prepare Virginians for all hazards, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
- To download Ready Virginia’s three-step plan to follow in emergencies, please click here.
- To download Ready Virginia’s Hurricane Evacuation Guide, please click here.
- To find out more information about Ready Virginia, please click here.
Ready, launched in February 2003, is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. To find out more information about Ready, please click here.
Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (IS-22) is FEMA’s most comprehensive source on individual, family, and community preparedness. To find out more information about Are You Ready?, please click here.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES - Downloadable & Printable PDF Emergency Preparedness Brochures and other useful website links.
Earthquakes (Informational Links)
Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burning Law is currently in effect across the Commonwealth. This law prohibits open burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb. 15 – April 30) if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. Frequently Asked Questions
FireSafe Family VA presented by Virginia’s Department of Fire Programs
A new home fire safety mobile application available as a free download for your iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. Download your free copy today!
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Register today for New Kent County’s rapid emergency notification system to be, and keep, informed in the event of a weather-related emergency, a missing child alert or any other emergency situation affecting/impacting our area. Registering your contact information takes little time and can be done securely from New Kent’s Community Notification Enrollment webpage. With the 2013 tornado season already very active and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season just now starting, be proactive and enroll in CodeRED® to ensure you’re in the know when an emergency strikes.
Be Mobile Ready
The Ready Virginia mobile app, created by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is an interactive tool that makes it easier than ever to be prepared for emergencies. The free app for iPhone® and Android™ devices provides emergency planning and guidance and other robust features not previously available in any mobile application.
Interested in volunteering with New Kent Fire-Rescue Fire? Fill out a Volunteer Application and then join us at our monthly orientation.
The 2017 New Volunteer Member Orientations will be held on the following Wednesday dates: January 25th; March 29th; May 31st; July 26th; September 27th; and November 29th. Attendance at only one of the orientations is required. The start time and location for each date is 7:00 PM (please arrive early) in the training room at Fire Station 1 (Providence Forge) located at 4315 North Courthouse Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140.
September is National Preparedness Month. Pledge to Prepare by joining the National Preparedness Coalition now! Empower yourself and help coordinate preparedness activities for your family, neighbors and co-workers, and those with whom you may study or worship. On the linked page be sure to check out all the navigation buttons along the top row… About; Hazards; Activities; and Stories… and be sure to Create an Account.
Is your Disaster Kit Stocked? Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to 8.5 million customers for seven days. Make sure your disaster kit is up-to-date and you have a plan in place for your family. Help others in your community take steps to prepare as well. Use this infographic to help you and your family stay safe before and after their power goes out and share this information with you friends and neighbors.
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