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Public Safety

The Office of Public Safety was created in March 2002. This office oversees the Emergency Operations within Sussex County (Fire/Rescue), Emergency Planning, operates the Emergency Operations Center, provides public education/safety training, responds to incidents of hazardous materials, writes grants and serves as Risk Manager.

Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department The County of Sussex Emergency Services is provided by six (6) volunteer fire departments and two (2) volunteer rescue squads. The six fire departments are:

 

Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Department Three licensed EMS agencies provide emergency medical care to the County of Sussex:

  • Waverly Rescue
  • Stony Creek Rescue
  • Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department

 

Emergency medical care is also provided by contractual arrangements with Lifestar Ambulance Service, Inc. and MTI.

The Office of Public Safety along with the Emergency Response Team will operate the (EOC) Emergency Operations Center whenever there is a man-made or natural disaster. The Emergency Operations Center will open and be in operation within 2 hours of an incident. Once opened, the Emergency Response Team will make decisions on shelter locations for the public, mass feeding, resource needs, assists from mutual aid agencies, and other public safety considerations.

During an emergency and once the (EOC) Emergency Operations Center has opened, the following phone numbers should be used for public assistance

Emergency Number : 911 (Regular Office Hours)

Emergency Operation Center : (434) 246-8224