Theresa Kingsley-Varble, AAS, CCEMT-P
P: (276) 525-1330
Office Hours: M-F 8:30am – 5:00pm
Government Center Building
1 Government Center Place, Suite A
Abingdon VA, 24210
Donna K. Hall
P: (276) 525-1331
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm
Public Safety Building
20281 Rustic Lane
Abingdon, VA 24210
Office of Emergency Management
The Department of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating emergency services activities within Washington County. A close relationship is maintained between the Department and the volunteer fire and rescue organizations who are assigned emergency response duties throughout the County. The Department is responsible for maintaining a County Emergency Operations Plan and a Hazardous Materials Response Plan. The Department is also the point of contact for the County’s Enhanced 9-1-1 (E-911) system.
Press Release: Washington County Government Offices Limited Closure Schedule For Immediate Release March 16, 2020...
The Virginia Homeland Security Threat Warning System PDF is available for download by clicking HERE. This document details color coded terrorist threat levels and what actions need to be taken by citizens for each threat level.Adobe Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0 or greater) is required for download of these forms.
The Washington County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been revised as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Services and Disaster Laws of 2000, as amended, Section 44-146.13 et seq. A local planning team was developed to provide input and gather information to complete the revision of this plan. Click HERE to view the plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Washington County has nine volunteer fire departments, of which two are fire and rescue combination, and four rescue squads located throughout the County. The department physically located the closest to your location will be the one to respond to an emergency in your area.
Flash flooding can occur anywhere but the most flood prone areas in Washington County are the Damascus and Mendota communities.