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    Emergency Services

    For Emergencies: Dial 911

    24-hour Business Phone: 434-847-1602
    3621 Candlers Mt. Rd.
    Lynchburg, VA 

    The Department of Emergency Services, located at 3621 Candlers Mountain Road, is the primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the City of Lynchburg. The Emergency Communications Center serves as the central point of contact for citizens of Lynchburg to request emergency and non-emergency public safety assistance. The department also provides a full array of public safety dispatch/communications services and oversees the City-wide Emergency Management program. The Emergency Operations Plan, which is a component of the Emergency Management Program, provides the framework to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster.

    Emergency Preparedness

    Below are three simple steps to help you prepare yourself and your family: 
    1. Get a Kit
    2. Make a Plan
    3. Stay Informed

    Seeking Qualified Applicants 

    The City of Lynchburg is currently taking applications for fast-paced careers in a public safety environment. Click here to learn more about the recruitment process.

    Alarm System Information

    Click here for more information about Alarm Systems. Each alarm system must be registered with the City and renewed annually. 

    Lynchburg Local Emergency Planning Committee

    The role of an LEPC is to form a partnership with local governments and industries as a resource for enhancing emergency preparedness and in most cases hazardous materials preparedness. The 2018 meeting dates are January 17th, April 18th, July 18th and October 17th. For more information regarding the LEPC meetings, please contact the Director of Emergency Services, Melissa Foster, at (434) 455-4290.

    Click here for more information about the LEPC



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