The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for minimizing the loss of life and reducing property damages through training and implementation of programs that promote community preparedness, an organized response, and timely recovery programs for incidents occurring in Warren County. The Office of Emergency Management provides community outreach and education in disaster preparedness.
Other responsibilities include:
Coordinating any County-wide response to a disaster situation.
Ensuring disaster assistance is available to all government agencies, businesses, and citizens of Warren County.
Coordinate between federal, state, and local agencies relating to disaster response and recovery operations.
Maintain the Warren County Emergency Operations Plan.
Provide training to County Departments regarding emergency sheltering and maintain the Warren County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Amateur Radio program.
There are additional agencies that are able to assist you in planning for emergencies. Please feel free to click on the related links below for additional information.
Contact numbers during events occurring in Warren County
Warren County utilizes an Enhanced 911 network for all emergent police, fire, and emergency medical incidents.
Any immediate threat to life or property should be reported by calling 9-1-1
During a large scale emergency or natural disaster, there are often many non-emergency questions such as are emergency shelters open or what programs or services are available through Warren County, State, or Federal programs. Answers to these questions may be obtained by calling 540-635-4128. This number is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week and the operator will be able to obtain your information and forward your question(s) to the appropriate agencies.
For additional information, contact:
Warren County Fire & Rescue
Office of Emergency Management
200 Skyline Vista Drive, Suite 200
Front Royal, VA 22630
The VA Department of Health (VDH) works with federal, state and local partners to help Virginians stay healthier and safer. Their programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure that Virginia is prepared for emergencies.
CDC works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.
DHS's mission is to ensure that the United States is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards. They focus on five department missions: 1) Prevent terrorism and enhance security; 2) Secure and manage our borders; 3) Enforce and administer our immigration laws; 4) Safeguard and secure cyberspace; and 5) Ensure resilience to disasters.
FEMA's mission is to support U.S. citizens and first responders to ensure that, as a nation, we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Since 1881, The Red Cross is one of the U.S.'s premier emergency response organizations. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. In addition to domestic disaster relief, the ARC offers services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.
When disaster strikes, response needs to be fast, efficient and effective. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management manages and staffs the Virginia Emergency Operations Center, which serves as the operations center for state efforts before, during and after emergencies and disasters strike or threaten Virginia.
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