Find 24457 emergency services departments and agencies. Emergency services provide information on emergency management, preparedness and medical response, including public safety, fire prevention and medical treatment.
Roanoke County Emergency Services 5925 Cove Road Roanoke VA 24019 30.8 miles from 24457 540-777-8735
Virginia State Emergency Services 1944 Peters Creek Rd NW Roanoke VA 24017 31.6 miles from 24457 540-562-3482
Vinton Town Emergency Services 311 South Pollard Street Vinton VA 24179 33.6 miles from 24457 540-562-3265
Roanoke Emergency Services Ste 364, 215 Church Ave SW Roanoke VA 24011 34.0 miles from 24457 540-853-2425
Lynchburg Emergency Services 1900 Tate Springs Road Lynchburg VA 24501 48.7 miles from 24457 434-947-5934
Webster County Emergency Services 210 Back Fork Street Webster Springs WV 26288 55.6 miles from 24457 304-847-5193
Webster Springs Emergency Services 210 Back Fork St Webster Springs WV 26288 55.6 miles from 24457 304-847-2122
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.