29 Expressway SB (Danville/Wards Rd Exit) and 501 Expressway SB (Wards Rd Exit) - Both ramps are now reopened to all traffic.
The Department of Emergency Services (DES) is responsible for overseeing both the emergency communications and the emergency management functions for the City of Lynchburg.
3621 Candlers Mountain Rd
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As the City of Lynchburg's only Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), the Department of Emergency Services is responsible for receiving and dispatching all police, fire, and EMS calls for service that originate within the City limits. The center's 31 public safety communications specialists handle approximately 170,000 such calls per year.
The Department of Emergency Services houses the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Department members provide command and control support through the EOC to on-scene incident command during disaster situations. Department members also oversee the City's Emergency Operations Plan and provide the community with risk assessments and emergency preparedness information to help mitigate disasters that may occur in the future.