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Medical Reserve Corps
Dedicated to establishing teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals to contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as we as during times of community need.


Department of Homeland Security (Ready.gov)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security promotes individual emergency preparedness through the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps as part of a broader national effort conducted by the Department's Preparedness Directorate.


US Department of Health and Human Services
HHS is the U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.


The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.



The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health maintains the website healthyvb.com. This site serves as a health information resource for the community of Virginia Beach. The vision of the website is to provide services and opportunities that result in the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.


Mission is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health by emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention and environmental protection.


The Virginia Department of Emergency Management – Protecting the lives and property of Virginia's citizens from emergencies and disasters by coordinating the state's emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts.


Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System
The purpose of the HRMMRS is to develop and sustain a comprehensive medical response capability for the Hampton Roads communities to the health and medical consequences of a weapons of mass destruction terrorist acts as well as any natural or technological disaster. Through preparation and coordination, local law enforcement, fire, hazmat, EMS, hospital, public health, emergency management and other "first response" personnel plan to more effectively respond in the first 48 hours of a public health crisis.


City of Virginia Beach-Emergency Preparedness
Disaster preparedness is a Team effort between the public and City government. The following emergency preparedness information is provided by the City of Virginia Beach to assist you in protecting your family and property in the case of an emergency situation.