Emergency Management

Virginia Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness

The hurricane season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th.  Though hurricanes don’t typically make landfall in Goochland County, the effects of high winds and flooding can wreak havoc on our community and businesses. 
More information: http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/stay-informed/hurricanes/sales-tax-holiday

Now is the best time to prepare for hurricane season and other emergencies:

• Check emergency kits at home, work and in vehicles – visit www.vaemergency.gov/emergency-kit for lists and helpful tips.

• Review family emergency plans – visit www.vaemergency.gov to make your own plan.

• Practice family evacuation and shelter-in-place procedures – don’t forget pets and kids!

Goochland’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to Hold Training Class Starting April 18th

Goochland CERT - 2022 Class

Do you know what to do in an emergency? If not, come join Goochland’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for their FREE 22-Hour Training Class starting on April 18, 2022.

In an emergency, learn how to help yourself, your family, friends, and neighbors!  Examples of what you will learn including making a disaster kit, performing light search & rescue, and working as a team in an emergency.

Hosted by Goochland County Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services and the Goochland CERT, the next Goochland CERT Course starts on April 18 and will meet on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with one Saturday class on June 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Class meeting dates are April 18 & 25; May 2, 9, 16, & 23; and June 6, 13, & 18. It will meet at Byrd Presbyterian Church – 2229 Dogtown Road, Goochland, VA 23063.

Participants must be 16 years or older. Check out a flyer about the class here and for more information or to register for the class, email rhillman@goochlandva.us or call 804-556-5304. 

2022 Richmond - Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan

Our region is currently in the process of updating its multi-regional hazard mitigation plan.  The 22 localities of the Richmond and Crater regions work together to update the Richmond-Crater Multi-Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years.  

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The plan identifies vulnerabilities associated with a variety of hazards and sets out long-term strategies to reduce or eliminate risks. While little can be done to wholly prevent natural hazard events from occurring, the plan helps ensure the region is poised to minimize the disruption that so often accompanies disasters, thereby increasing resilience.

Information and updates on the 2022 Richmond – Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan are available at https://planrva.org/emergency-management-home/the-alliance/hazard-mitigation/.

Share Feedback on the DRAFT 2022 Plan by March 31st

Richmond Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan 2022 - Public Comments Due March 31st 2022

Check out the DRAFT 2022 Richmond-Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan and tell PlanRVA, Goochland County, and our regional partners what you think.  Public comments are welcome through March 31st, 2022.

Goochland County is involved in this effort, with our regional partners, to make our community and region less vulnerable to natural disasters and manmade hazards.

The DRAFT 2022 Richmond-Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan focuses on the regional and local mitigation actions that will reduce the risks posed by natural hazards.  Please review the DRAFT plan and share your feedback at https://planrva.org/emergency-management-home/the-alliance/hazard-mitigation/.  Public comments can be submitted here by March 31st, 2022. 

For details and more information on the Richmond-Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan Update process please visit https://planrva.org/emergency-management-home/the-alliance/hazard-mitigation/.

Contact Us

  1. Eddie Ferguson, Jr.


    Fire-Rescue Chief
    Email eferguson@goochlandva.us
    Ph: 804-556-5364

    Mike Watkins


    Deputy Fire-Rescue Chief
    Email mwatkins@goochlandva.us
    Ph: 804-556-5319

    Doug Davies


    Fire Marshal
    Email ddavies@goochlandva.us
    Ph: 804-556-5365

    Tony Gordon


    Volunteer Deputy Chief of Operations
    Email tgordon@goochlandva.us
    Ph: 804-928-9869

    Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services


    2938 River Rd W, Bldg I
    PO Box 247
    Goochland, VA 23063

    Ph: 804-556-5304
    Fx: 804-556-2613
    Fx: 804-657-2004 (Medical Records)
    Emergency: 911

    Hours


    Monday - Friday
    8:30am - 5pm

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