In this new era of high security and awareness, the DC area offers many resources for emergency preparedness. Emergency services can be reached by calling 911, while the number for non-emergency police calls is 311. Many jurisdictions also provide Poison Control Centers, Departments of Public Works, Crisis Centers, and Social Services. Phone numbers for each city and county in the area can be found by consulting your phone book. In addition, Northern Virginia’s citizen preparedness guide, “Your Guide to Emergency Preparedness,” offers additional information and guidelines. Many jurisdictions also provide information online through the following links.

Emergency Information for DC

Emergency Phone Numbers for Fairfax County

The Montgomery County, MD, Department of Health and Human Services

Virginia Department of Emergency Management