Find 23347 emergency services departments and agencies. Emergency services provide information on emergency management, preparedness and medical response, including public safety, fire prevention and medical treatment.
Gloucester Emergency Services 6898 Main Street Gloucester Courthouse VA 23061 30.2 miles from 23347 804-693-6234
Accomack County Emergency Services 23201 Front Street Accomac VA 23301 30.9 miles from 23347 757-787-0900
Newport Emergency Services 5844 Marshall Ave Newport News VA 23605 33.8 miles from 23347 757-247-8873
Fort Eustis Emergency Services 648 Washington Blvd Newport News VA 23604 35.6 miles from 23347 757-878-4281
Virginia Beach Emergency Services 927 S Birdneck Rd Virginia Beach VA 23451 36.5 miles from 23347 757-385-2970
Portsmouth Emergency Services 1601 Effingham St Portsmouth VA 23704 39.8 miles from 23347 757-393-8622
Chesapeake Emergency Services 224 Great Bridge Blvd Chesapeake VA 23320 44.3 miles from 23347 757-548-7000
If a mandatory evacuation has been ordered, it means that officials anticipate a strong likelihood that local conditions will threaten public safety. Residents who refuse to leave during a mandatory evacuation will probably not be arrested. However, they should be prepared to be self-sufficient during the event. Utilities and communications systems will likely not be available and public safety agencies may not respond to calls for assistance.
A CERT is a Community Emergency Response Team. CERTs are teams of volunteers trained in basic disaster response that can supplement Emergency Services during an incident. Depending on the type or severity of an event, the CERT may be assigned low risk tasks that free up Emergency Services personnel for critical tasks.
Mitigation refers to measures taken to reduce or eliminate risks to human life or property in the event of disaster. The intent of mitigation is to reduce the need for response during a disaster. Mitigation allows response resources to be directed to the area of greatest need.