24482 Emergency Services

Find 24482 emergency services departments and agencies. Emergency services departments provide information on emergency management, preparedness, medical response, public safety, fire prevention, and medical treatment.

Charlottesville Emergency Services 2205 Fontaine Avenue Charlottesville VA 22903 28.9 miles from 24482 434-295-6146

Madison County Emergency Services 1449 North Main Street Madison VA 22727 42.5 miles from 24482 540-948-4813

Grant County Emergency Services 4 North Main Street Petersburg WV 26847 54.8 miles from 24482 304-257-2140

Lynchburg Emergency Services 1900 Tate Springs Road Lynchburg VA 24501 55.5 miles from 24482 434-947-5934

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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.