Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a citizen, can I volunteer?

Yes, you can. There is a Citizen Corp that you can join and get trained. The contact is Mr. John Good of Weirton, WV. Call us for more information.

Can I volunteer to staff a position in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)?

Yes. You can contact the Director of Emergency Management. You must have a background check and complete the National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200 and 700 training courses.

How do you categorize a situation?

We use the following set of criteria to define a situation:
Incident - A normal response to a serious life-threatening event.
Hazard - A dangerous event of circumstances that may or may not lead to an emergency or a disaster.
Emergency - An event that demands crisis response from more than one agency or service and threatens a community or larger area, but is within the county's capabilities to handle.
Disaster - Same as an emergency, but beyond the capabilities of the county alone to handle.