Emergency Management

Local Emergency Planning Committee

The purpose of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is to develop and maintain a comprehensive hazardous materials response plan. This group, made up of emergency services coordinators, fire/EMS professionals, law enforcement, health officials, and others, meets quarterly to plan for potential hazardous material incidents.


Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Bylaws


LEPC meetings are held quarterly at the George Washington Regional Commission, 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. For meeting information, check here.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Related to Emergency Management is hazard mitigation, which is the sum of the many actions that can be taken at the local and regional level to reduce or eliminate the risk to human life and property from a variety of natural hazards. For the GWRC, hazard mitigation is addressed in the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan; please visit https://gwregion.org/environment/hazard-mitigation for more information on the Plan and the ongoing work in 2022 to update the Plan.