From the Desk of: John Zilinski, Director
The Raleigh County Emergency Services Authority
was established in 1982, by House Bill 2108.
The agency provides services to the residents of Raleigh County, as well
as those individuals who visit or travel through the County.
The E911 & Emergency Management Agency continually works to enhance
the county’s emergency response capabilities through planning, training,
exercising, evaluating and updating procedures each year.
Task assignments are diverse within the agency; they include, 911 Call
Taking and Dispatching, Aerial Mapping, Physical Addressing of Structures,
Address Verification for Vital Records, Planning for Response and Recovery
to disasters, work with the Local, State and Federal Agencies to acquire
grants, as well as help coordinate activities for first responders to
help protect our residents during and after a disaster strikes.
The staff of E 911 / Emergency Services works to protect life and property
of our residents by answering 911 calls for service, as well as non-emergency
calls for assistance. The average number of calls processed in a year
average from 180,000 to 200,000.
Over the past decade Raleigh County 911 Telecommunicators, working as
a team, has received awards for giving life saving instructions to individuals
during a life threatening emergency , the award is recognized on a State,
as well as Regional level.
The support we receive from the city and county governments, along with
you, the citizens, make this agency a leader. Our promise to you is to
continue to provide you with professional and efficient service.
Raleigh County 911 &
Raleigh County CERT is going to hold a Basic CERT
Training Class in the town of Sophia. The dates are August 4th, 5th, 11th,
12th starting at 5:00 p.m. each night. The class will be at the Southern
Safety Building @ 302 West Railroad Ave, Sophia, WV.
The class is being sponsored by Raleigh County
Emergency Services, Town of Sophia and the Sophia Volunteer Fire Department.
Be Informed During an Emergency