21817 Emergency Services

Find 21817 emergency services departments and agencies. Emergency services departments provide information on emergency management, preparedness, medical response, public safety, fire prevention, and medical treatment.

Accomack County Emergency Services 23201 Front Street Accomac VA 23301 20.2 miles from 21817 757-787-0900

Caroline County Emergency Services 208 University Avenue North Federalsburg MD 21632 49.4 miles from 21817 410-479-4411

Ocean City Emergency Services 6501 Coastal Highway Ocean City MD 21842 50.3 miles from 21817 410-723-6616

Gloucester Emergency Services 6898 Main Street Gloucester Courthouse VA 23061 54.4 miles from 21817 804-693-6234

Essex County Emergency Services 309 Cross Street Tappahannock VA 22560 55.8 miles from 21817 804-443-4414

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What does a mandatory evacuation mean?

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.

What is a CERT?

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.

What is mitigation?

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.