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Ready Kids

Are you ready to put your planning skills to good use? Are you ready to help your family get prepared for the unexpected? Your family can use this Web site to create a plan that will help you be ready for many different kinds of unexpected situations!

9-1-1 Kids

A section of the Wood County 9-1-1 Center website just for kids.

Wood County Law Enforcement
and Fire Department
Web Sites

East Wood Volunteer Fire Department

Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department

Parkersburg Fire Department

Parkersburg Police Department

Vienna Fire Department

Vienna Police Department

Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department

Wood County Fire Departments (11 Fire Stations)

General information and a locator map

Wood County Sheriff's Office


Wood County Emergency Service Agencies

Central Telecommunications Center

The 911 Center Serving Wood and Wirt Counties

Mid Ohio Valley Health Department

Promoting Health, Preventing Disease

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department Threat Preparedness

Education about the need for everyone to develop plans and resources necessary to support their basic needs for at least 72 hours if a natural and/or man-made disaster were to strike. Sponsors Mid-Ohio Valley Regional CERT, Large Animal Rescue, and Medical Reserve Corps.

Wood County Emergency Communications (WCEC)

An all volunteer Non-Profit organization, created to provide back-up and overload communications to all Public Safety agencies. All WCEC members are members of ARES, and most are members of RACES and MOVR CERT as well.


Wood County Citizen Corp Agencies

Wood County Local Emergency Planning Committee

Our mission is to provide support assistance to the general public in times of an emergency. Our goals are to provide a well equipped communications trailer which may also be used for animal rescue as well as recruit and train volunteers to improve the overall effectiveness of the emergency response community in times of a disaster. This website, or click here for additional information.

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional CERT

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Reserve Corps

Our plan is to create and maintain a volunteer corps that will be prepared and trained to respond to both public health emergencies such as mass prophylaxis, alternate care facilities, natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes and/or any public health emergency.

Mid-Ohio Valley Large Animal Rescue Team

Large Animal Rescue (LAR) refers to emergency rescue service for any animal larger than a dog. This can include horses, ponies, cows, bulls, llamas, or any other four-footed animal. This includes removal from mud, traffic accident relief, herding and safe haven for animals in danger from flooding or other natural disasters, and animals such as horses that may have gotten down in their stalls and are unable to rise unassisted.

Waverly Volunteer Fire Company

Fire corps volunteers will be used to support the Waverly Volunteer Fire Company in various operations and/or disaster situations, and assist in fire prevention programs at local schools and homes.

Volunteers in Police Service, Parkersburg Police Department

Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) works to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. VIPS serves as a gateway to resources and information for and about law enforcement volunteer programs. Funded by DOJ, VIPS is managed and implemented by International Association of Chiefs of Police. [More ...]


West Virginia Emergency Service Agencies


Anything can happen at any time. Being ready ahead of a disaster is the most critical action you can take to protect the things that matter most: your family, your home, your pets, yourselves. You can’t always expect that fire fighters or paramedics will be available. Sometimes you need to rely on yourself.

West Virginia 2-1-1

2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services, disaster information and volunteer opportunities. 2-1-1 brings together existing information and referral providers and crisis services into one coordinated system.

WV Citizen Corps

Prepare. Train. Volunteer. “What can I do?” “How can I help?”  The West Virginia Citizen Corps program is a state and local initiative created to answer these questions and involve community organizations, individuals and volunteers in building a culture of preparedness. At the state level, the West Virginia Citizen Corps program promotes the message of citizen preparedness and supports the integration of local trained disaster volunteers into the state’s emergency plans. Across the state, local Citizen Corps Councils and volunteers are actively engaged in promoting and enhancing community preparedness.

WV Department of Homeland Security

How to get your family ready for emergencies and build your Disaster Kit.


West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency management. Information For County Emergency Services Offices · LEPC Contacts · Radiological Emergency Planning · State Emergency Response Commission ...

WV Health Alert Network

The purpose of the West Virginia HAN / CIT Project is to: “design, develop and enhance existing systems for rapid and secure communications, when faced with detection of unusual outbreaks of illness that may be the result of terrorism involving biological or chemical agents. …” [More ...]

West Virginia LEPC Contacts

An MSWord document containing the contact information for all Local Emergency Planning Committees in West Virginia

WV National Guard

The WV Army National Guard plays a key role, in the defense of our country and interests around the world. Together with active military forces, the WV Army Guard is supporting activities as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Homeland Security, and supporting peace keeping missions in Kosovo.

WV REDI (Responder Emergency Deployment Information)

The WV Responder Emergency Deployment Information (REDI) system is a web-based system developed to facilitate health and medical response through identification, credentialing, and deployment of West Virginians willing to serve in an emergency, as well as non-emergent situations. Registration is open to West Virginia's health and medical professionals, as well as others who live or work in West Virginia and are willing to assist during a health related emergency or event.

WV State Fire Marshal’s Office

How do I...? Report Arson | Contact the State Fire Marshal | Search for Licensed/Certified Tradespersons | Renew your Electrician's License Online

Our Mission:

WV State Fire Commission: “To provide, through Leadership, the best possible Fire Prevention and Life Safety for our citizens by Legislation, Education, Training, Standards and Resource Allocation.”

State Fire Marshal's Office: “To improve the Quality of Life of the citizens of West Virginia through the Leadership, Development and Administration of Fire Safety Programs and to reduce the loss of life and property through Education, Inspections, Investigations, Certification & Licensure, Building Plan Reviews and Enforcement of Fire Safety Laws.”

WV State Police


National Emergency Service Agencies

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES leadership for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

American Red Cross

From blackouts and winter storms to terrorist attacks, the American Red Cross is dedicated to preparing citizens for all types of disasters and coming to their aid, if a catastrophe strikes. The site includes learning activities for children, such as coloring books. Want to brush up on your lifesaving skills? Visit the site of your local Red Cross chapter to find out about training classes in your community.

CERCLIS Hazardous Waste Sites

A listing of the Superfund sites in West Virginia - by county

Civil Air Patrol: U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.

Department of Health and Human Services

This site provides access to numerous reports and resources about health threats to Americans.

Department of Homeland Security

The DHS is a great place to find out how the federal government plans to protect the nation and return things to normal after a man-made or natural disaster.

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA)

Information from the EPA about the EPCRA.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA helps you know what to do before, during, and after many different types of disasters that may leave you and your community vulnerable. Learn about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect your community, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit. FEMA provides interactive elements and DVDs to make learning easy for everyone, even children.

National Institute for Chemical Studies

A link to the NICS, a non-profit organization headquartered in Charleston, WV is a website provided by the American Red Cross and other community-based organizations to help you and your family prepare for natural and human-caused disasters. One of our key goals is to serve the vulnerable population: seniors, children, people with disabilities and animal and pet owners.

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)

RACES is an Amateur Radio protocol created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Many government agencies across the country train their Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) volunteers using the RACES protocol. The volunteers serve their respective jurisdictions pursuant to guidelines and mandates established by local emergency management officials.

Prepare. Plan. Stay informed. Get involved with Citizen Corps. From the US. Department of Homeland Security. This site is dedicated to preparing the country's businesses and families for terrorist attacks and natural disasters. You can get information on how to respond to flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, explosions, and chemical, biological, and nuclear attacks. The site also explains how all families and businesses should prepare an emergency kit, make a plan, and be informed. An interactive, cartoon-driven section called Ready Kids is a great resource for educating children.


The Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund homepage.


National Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Visit the CDC's site to get informed about illnesses and health concerns that could result from natural disasters and chemical, nuclear, or biological attacks. You can also learn about the best preventive steps to take now.

Citizen Corps

Citizen Corps encourages citizens to take an active part in their family's safety. You can review the disaster preparedness information on this site, and then search for your local Citizen Corps chapter to find out about courses on emergency preparedness and lifesaving techniques.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

According to the NOAA , 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, leading to about 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 2,500 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, as well as an average of six deadly hurricanes. In the wake of these sobering statistics, this agency is dedicated to helping people protect themselves from natural disasters. It also has a specific NOAA radio that monitors weather conditions -- a must for tornado- and hurricane-prone areas of the U.S.

As the official site of the National Flood Insurance Program, this site can help you prepare for floods, the most common natural disaster in the U.S. Do you know how much damage a 3-inch flood will do to your home? Check out this site's interactive, adjustable tool for determining flood damage. Then determine your risk and assess whether you need flood insurance, which is not included in typical homeowner's insurance.

The Humane Society of the United States

Don't forget Fluffy and Fido's disaster kit! Check out the Humane Society's site to get tips on how to care for your pets during a disaster.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
Office of Emergency Management

Check out the EPA's Office of Emergency Management's site to learn how to prevent and prepare for chemical emergencies, discover lessons learned about chemical accidents, and find out about their coordinated Emergency Response Program.


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