Emergency Services Organization
Charlotte County Sheriff's Department (official website www.cchsheriff.com)
Charlotte County Rescue Squad
Charlotte County Volunteer Fire Departments
Emergency Services Coordinator
County Administrator Russell B. Clark, Jr., serves as the Charlotte County Emergency Services Coordinator. The Coordinator's primary responsibility is to organize the efforts of emergency service providers and government agencies in response to man-made or natural disasters. In addition, the coordinator provides the public with information, assesses damage, and oversees the procurement of needed supplies and resources during an emergency In accordance with the County's Emergency Operations Plan.
Emergency Operations Plan
Charlotte County adopted a revised version of the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) in March of 2013. The EOP sets forth the structure, roles, responsibilities, and main principles for the management of emergency events occurring within or involving Charlotte County. In accordance with state requirements, the EOP will be reviewed & updated again prior to March 2017.
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
In 1986, in the wake of the Bhopal disaster in India where thousands of people died as a result of a hazardous materials accident, Congress passed a law that establishes requirements for businesses and federal, state and local governments regarding emergency planning and community right to know. LEPC's serve to link citizens, industry and government. The LEPC partners with local governments and industries as a resource for enhancing hazardous materials preparedness. LEPC membership comes from the local area, representing various organizations, agencies, departments, facilities and other groups within the district.
LEPC Minutes: April 2016, March 2016
The best way to handle a disaster is to prepare in advance. Emergency preparedness involves planning ahead to protect your family, your pets, and your property. To learn more about planning and preparing for emergencies visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management website.