Fire, EMS & Emergency Management

Mission
To reduce the loss of life and property from all types of hazards through a comprehensive program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Goal
Every year, the citizens of Rockbridge County face potential disasters and emergencies and their consequences. We do not always know when emergencies or disasters will occur but if we plan ahead and know what to do before they happen, we will be better prepared to face them.

Department Responsibilities
  • Coordinate countywide response to a disaster situation
  • Ensure disaster assistance is available to all government entities, businesses, and citizens
  • Provide assistance to managers of various county agencies playing key roles in disaster response and recovery operations
Natural Disasters
  • Tornadoes
  • Floods
  • Winter storms
  • Hurricanes
Man-made Disasters
  • Hazardous materials spills
  • Failure of the utility system 
  • Act of terrorism