Public Information During A Crisis

Crisis Information Dissemination
In the event of a large scale crisis, public information and safety instructions will be disseminated through the following venues:

Email Notifications
Campbell County provides a free email notification service for citizens through a Google Groups on-line tool. Residents may register for Emergency Notifications and County updates by clicking here.

Webpage Postings
Citizen updates during a local emergency will likewise be posted directly to the County's homepage as well as to the Public Safety Emergency Preparedness Page (Emergency Alerts).

Phone Lines
If phone lines are operational, citizens may call the following Public Safety non-emergency numbers for safety-related information:
Office, Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 434-332-9540
  • 434-283-9540
  • 434-592-9540
Non-Emergency Communication Center
24 Hours a Day

  • 434-332-9574
  • 434-283-9574
  • 434-592-9574
Note: Citizens are advised to keep a simple, non-electrical phone which can be plugged into a phone jack for continued telephone communications during power outages that persist for extended periods.

Residents are also encouraged to make note of their surroundings as well as the physical addresses of locations they frequent. This information will be crucial if calling 911 for emergency aid, especially from cell phones.
Public Information Composite
Emergency Alert System (EAS) & Emergency Notification (Land-Line Call) Systems
The Emergency Alert System, a mechanism that broadcasts crisis information over television and radio waves, will be activated should a major, local catastrophe occur. In cases of evacuation or extreme emergency situations, Campbell County will also use the Emergency Notification landline system to call any residence in imminent danger or possibly in the path of a significant disaster (if phone lines are operational). Please note that this feature does not include cell phone numbers, thus it is recommended that citizens register for email notifications and plan additional methods of receiving emergency notices/information.

Media Announcements/Press Releases
Residents should tune in to media broadcasts and refer to news publications for status reports, safety messages, and emergency instructions. Citizens are likewise reminded to have a NOAA all-weather radio on-hand at all times (with extra batteries in case of power outages). Media agencies within the region will receive regular press releases/advisories pertaining to public safety measures. Local media outlets include:
Television Stations
  • WSET 13
  • WDBJ 7
  • WSLS 10
Radio Stations
  • WKDE 105.5
  • iHeartMedia (WSNV, WROV, WSFF, WJJS, WYYD)
  • Mel Wheeler Inc. (WLNI, WXLK, WFIR, WSLC, WSLQ, WVBE)
  • WVTF (Virginia Public Radio)
  • WAKG (Danville)
  • Spirit FM
  • Equip FM
  • And various other stations in the area
Newspapers
  • News and Advance (daily paper)
  • Altavista Journal (weekly paper)
  • Union Star (weekly paper)
Fixed Information Points
Should wide-spread power outages impact the area and limit exposure to electronic-based information, updates will be consistently disbursed (via flyers or verbal communications) at Campbell County Fire Departments and Emergency/Rescue Squad facilities. Public messages will likewise be conveyed/displayed at Campbell County library sites. Please note that public safety officials will strategically activate these information points based on local communication needs and proximity to impacted areas.

The following sites may serve as information distribution points in the event of significant, enduring power-outages or other crisis which may limit communications:
Fire Departments
Altavista Volunteer Fire Department
1280 Main Street
Altavista, VA 24517

Brookneal Volunteer Fire Department
103 Wickcliffe Avenue
Brookneal, VA 24528

Brookville/Timberlake  Volunteer Fire Department
3640 Waterlick Road
Forest, VA 24551

Concord Volunteer Fire Department
1257 Richmond Highway
Concord, VA 24538

Evington Volunteer Fire Department
10624 Colonial Highway
Evington, VA 24550

Gladys Volunteer Fire Department
8577 Brookneal Highway
Gladys, VA 24554

Lyn-Dan Heights Volunteer Fire Department
578 Lawyers Road
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Rustburg Volunteer Fire Department
697 Village Highway
Rustburg, VA 24588

Red House Volunteer Fire Department
9467 Red House Road
Red House, VA 23963
Emergency / Rescue Squad Facilities
Altavista Rescue
1510 Main Street
Altavista, VA 24517

Brookneal Rescue
1104 Lynchburg Avenue
Brookneal, VA 24528

Campbell County Rescue
155 Rainbow Forest Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Citizens Rescue
8553 Brookneal Highway
Gladys, VA 24554

Concord Rescue
12605 Richmond Highway
Concord, VA 24538

Rustburg Rescue
238 Village Highway
Rustburg, VA 24588
Note: As volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squads may be actively engaged throughout the duration of a large crisis, fixed information points will be established on-site in a manner as to not disrupt emergency operations. Residents are reminded to be aware of designated parking areas and pedestrian traffic paths when accessing emergency service facilities.

Campbell County Libraries
Main Library
684 Village Highway, Rustburg, VA 24588
Phone: 434-332-9560
Phone: 434-283-9560
Phone: 434-592-9560

Patrick Henry Memorial Library
204 Lynchburg Avenue
Brookneal, VA 24538
Phone: 434-376-3363

Staunton River Memorial Library
500 Washington Street
Altavista, VA 24517
Phone: 434-369-5140

Timbrook Library
21039 Timberlake Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: 434-239-1190

Sources:
Campbell County Communications and Public Information
Campbell County Department of Public Safety