Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating emergency services activities within Russell County. A close relationship is maintained between the Department and the volunteer fire and rescue organizations who are assigned emergency response duties throughout the County. The Department is responsible for maintaining a County Emergency Operations Plan and a Hazardous Materials Response Plan.
Hurrican WarningDue to the upcoming risk of Hurricane Florence impacting the state of Virginia, the Russell County Board of Supervisors are preparing to insure the safety of all citizens.

If you are in need of help or have an emergency, please refer to the following:

Emergency – Dial 9-1-1

Sheriff’s Office – (276) 889-8033

Emergency Management – (276) 889-8247

Board of Supervisors or County Administrator – (276) 889-8000

For more emergency preparedness information, please refer to the Emergency Preparedness Handbook.