Shelter Support Units

The purchase of the Hampton Roads Shelter Support Units (SSUs) are one component of a regionalShelter Support Unit Trailer and Load Diagram initiative started over 5 years ago to improve the region's sheltering capabilities. Using funds from the Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative and the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System, 13 Shelter Support Units were purchased, equipped and distributed to communities in the Hampton Roads region.


Each of the following jurisdictions have a Shelter Support Unit:

  • Chesapeake
  • Gloucester County
  • Franklin
  • Hampton
  • Isle of Wight County
  • James City County
  • Newport News
  • Norfolk
  • Portsmouth
  • Suffolk
  • Virginia Beach
  • York County
  • Williamsburg






Want to learn more?

View the Shelter Support Unit orientation video.

View the SSU YouTube Playlist that consists of short training videos on various equipment included in the SSUs. This playlist consists of the following seven videos listed below. The total running time for all seven videos is 17:55.

  • Surge Bed (running time 3:55)
  • Military Cots (running time 2:51)
  • AED (running time 1:13)
  • Propaq (running time 2:00)
  • Oxygen Distribution System (running time 2:02)
  • Vital Signs Monitor (running time 4:04)
  • Crash Cart (running time 1:50) 

Download the Shelter Support Unit Brochure by clicking on the document title shown next to "Download Attachments", shown below. The SSU inventory list is also available to download.





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Our Location


Our office is co-located with the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Council (TEMS) at 1104 Madison Plaza, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.


Our History

The HRMMRS began as a DHS Grant Program in 1999. The HRMMRS continues to support & enhance Hampton Roads public safety, hospital, public health, & emergency management response capabilities to manage mass casualty incidents.


Our Vision

Sustain regional emergency medical response capabilities with MMRS & SHSP grants for the next 10 years.

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