County of Greensville, Virginia

Emergency Services

Emergency Services

1781 Greensville County Circle
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Phone: (434) 348-4205
Fax: (434) 348-4113


For emergencies requiring immediate assistance, please dial 911.


J. Reggie Owens - Photo

J. Reggie Owens

Program Coordinator

Emergency Services includes all activities undertaken to prevent, minimize, and repair injuries and damages resulting from natural or manmade disasters. Virginia Emergency Services and Disaster Law provides the coordination of efforts to respond to disasters resulting from floods, fire, earthquake, industrial or transportation accidents, power failure, oil spills, chemical spills, resource shortages, enemy attack (terrorist) or other causes.

Greensville County is required to have a Director of Emergency Services. Greensville County's Director is the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. The Director can appoint a Coordinator of Emergency Services and hire an Emergency Management Coordinator. The Coordinator of Emergency Services in Greensville County is the County Administrator. The Emergency Services Coordinator is hired by the Board of Supervisors and is in charge of day-to-day operations during an event. Working under direct supervision of the Director of Emergency Services and the Coordinator of Emergency Services, the Emergency Services Coordinator handles emergency services on a day-to-day basis.

Greensville County is required to prepare and keep current a local emergency operations plan (EOP). The EOP assigns responsibilities to local agencies and establishes a chain of command. The Director of Emergency Services is authorized to enter in agreement with other jurisdictions mutual aid agreements to share services as needed. Both public and private agencies are allowed to enter into these agreements.

In July 2009, the EOP was revised and adopted by the Greensville County Board of Supervisors.

"A Citizen's Guide to Disasters"

This brochure contains disaster preparedness tips as well as a list of contacts and important phone numbers.

Download the brochure

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