Welcome to the Office of Emergency Management
Our mission is to minimize the loss of life and reduce property damages through training and implementing programs that promote community preparedness, an organized response, and timely recovery programs for incidents occurring in Warren County.
Each year, the citizens of Warren County are vulnerable to potential natural disasters or other large scale emergencies and the subsequent consequences. We do not always know when these disasters will occur however, with proper planning, we will be better prepared to deal with these events. Examples of disasters that residents should prepare for are acts of nature such as tornadoes, floods, and winter storms, or man-made events such as hazardous materials spills, failure of utility systems, or an act of terrorism.
This page is designed to provide you with information pertaining to Warren County’s Office of Emergency Management as well as links to useful information in planning and preparing your family for emergencies and disasters.
NEW MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
When disasters happen or weather events are forecast, accurate and timely notification of information may increase your chance of survival or reduce damage to your property. With this in mind, Warren County has implemented a state of the art system that will provide you with information should a known weather situation be forecast or is occurring. In addition, if immediate action is required from you, you would receive advance notification or instructions should an evacuation or other action be required as a result of a flood, wildfire, or other event. If you desire entering information unique to your needs, the system also allows you to put information into the system that would allow our 911 telecommunications personnel and first responders to know if you or an individual at your address has special needs. Any information provided remains strictly confidential and is not shared, sold, or used for any secondary auxiliary purpose. You may sign up by clicking here https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action or if you have additional questions or need assistance regarding this site you may call 540-635-4128.
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 911.
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 Richard Mabie, Emergency Manager at 540-636-3830 or Shawn Graber, Deputy Emergency Manager at 540-636-3830.
Office of Emergency Management
County of Warren
200 Skyline Vista Drive, Suite 200
Front Royal, VA 22645
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for providing community outreach and education in disaster preparedness. Please contact us if we may provide you or your organization with literature or an onsite presentation on emergency preparedness.
Other responsibilities include:
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.
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.
Just a few of NOAA's services include daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring.