NCEMS is partnering with Rappahannock Community College to offer the first Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) Course on the Eastern Shore.This is a 10-week program that will meet every Tuesday starting no...
Tuesday, August 8th, 2023
Job Opportunities:Northampton County is currently recruiting for both full-time and part-time positions of EMS Provider (Intermediate or Paramedic preferred).Shifts start at 6am,are 24 hours in length...
Monday, June 5th, 2023
During EMS Week, we announced our 2022 EMS Provider of the Year, Kasey Gaskins!!Kasey is a valued member of our team and consistently upholds our NCEMS values. She has tremendous compassion and empath...
We are excited to share that Gregory DeYoung started his new position as Chief/Director of our department Sunday, April 2, 2023! Welcome aboard, Sir.


Contact Numbers



The above numbers ring to the cell phone of the Coordinator of Emergency Management when the Emergency Operations Center is not open/activated. 


Preparedness Publications

      All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Brochure - 2017 (Accomack/Northampton Counties)

          Shelters will be open on an "as needed" basis.

          Shelter openings will be announced on local radio stations. You cannot enter a shelter until it is open.

          During a wind related event, such as a Hurricane, Northampton County will not open any shelters. 

          All Northampton County residents will be directed to an Accomack County shelter,

          Nandua Middle School in Onley, will probably be the shelter utilized, once they open.

     All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Z-Card - 2016 (Northampton County)

County Planning

     Emergency Operations Plan (2012)

     Eastern Shore Oil & HazMat Response Plan (2014)

     Eastern Shore Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Study (2014)

     Eastern Shore Health District Pandemic Influenza Plan (2009)

     Radiological Emergency Response Plan - Ingestion Exposure Pathways (2013)

     Hazard Mitigation Plan (2016)


     Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) 

     Emergency Contact Information

     Emergency Sheltering

     Evacuation Plan / Surge Maps

     General Information


     Hurricane Information

     Local Emergency Planning Committee / Eastern Shore Disaster Preparedness Coalition

     Local Media

     Northampton Alert

Plan Ahead and Prepare

     Business Planning


     El Espanol 

     Emergency Supply Kit

     Evacuation - Preparing 

     Family Disaster Planning

     Food and Water Needs

     Home Inventory

     Home Sheltering


     Leaving Home

     Older Adults 



     Returning Home

     Special Needs - Planning Considerations

     Special Needs REGISTRY


     American Red Cross     

     Delmarva Emergency Task Force

     Eastern Shore Amateau Radio

     Eastern Shore Regional Hazmat Team

     Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee

     National Weather Service     

     Virginia Department of Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management (EM) coordinates efforts to ensure the County is able to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from any type of natural or man-caused disaster. The County uses an all hazards approach to emergency preparedness, which means planning efforts consider all types of natural and man-caused disasters that could occur in the County.


The county's emergency management system is outlined in the State Code. The County Administrator is the Director of Emergency Management and the Coordinator of Emergency Management. Day-to-day operations and activities are coordinated by the Coordinator of Emergency Management. 

  • To foster and encourage emergency planning and the development of operating plans, annexes, and procedures for the county.
  • To advocate programs that mitigate against the impacts and consequence of disasters.
  • To coordinate the response to large scale emergencies requiring the activation of the County's Emergency Management System and Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  • To coordinate issues and foster planning associated with recovery activities after the disaster.
  • To ensure that the county regularly exercises their response to disasters and receives the proper training to better prepare for disasters.
  • To provide and support the dissemination of emergency public information to foster the community's awareness and preparedness.
  • To maintain liaison and relationships with local, regional, state, and federal allied agencies that deal with emergencies.


Contact Information:

Charles Kolakowski, Coordinator

(757) 678-0440












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