Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services

Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services The Department of Emergency Services (DES) is responsible for overseeing both the emergency communications and the emergency management functions for the City of Lynchburg.
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This page is the official page for the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services (DES). It is only monitored occasionally. For all emergencies, call 9-1-1. In case of a community emergency, this page will be updated as time allows. Please be aware when engaging the Department of Emergency Services through social media, you are agreeing to the terms of the Social Media Citizen User Policy available at:http://www.lynchburgva.gov/sites/default/files/COLFILES/Emergency-Services/Documents/Social%20Media%20Citizen%20Use%20Policy.pdf

Mission: The Department of Emergency Services operates to provide readily available access to Police, Fire, and EMS for the citizens of Lynchburg, Virginia. The goal of this agency is to respond with assistance to all emergencies in an expedient manner as to provide the best protection available in attempting to save lives and property.

05/26/2020

29 Expressway SB (Danville/Wards Rd Exit) and 501 Expressway SB (Wards Rd Exit) - Both ramps are now reopened to all traffic.

Honoring and remembering all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. We ar...
05/25/2020

Honoring and remembering all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. We are so thankful for your courage and dedication to this country.

Just to make sure you are aware.  Stay safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend!
05/22/2020

Just to make sure you are aware. Stay safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend!

The City of Lynchburg has closed the Percival’s Island earthen trail and the beach because of a safety concern with the rising James River due to the recent excessive rainfall. Both will remain closed until further notice. The Department of Parks and Recreation is also recommending people exercise caution while using other urban trails throughout the city as creeks may also be overflowing their banks.

The City is also cautioning people who may want to use the river this weekend for recreation that the water is fast moving and can be extremely dangerous. This condition is expected to remain treacherous over the next several days. Please exercise extreme caution.

05/22/2020
Lynchburg Parks and Recreation

Update on the trails for this weekend!

URGENT: We have closed the earthen trails and beach at Percivals Island. We advise people to stay away from water as the James River is near flood stage and rising. The fast moving water is extremely dangerous and should be avoided. It will remain closed until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

05/20/2020

1700-1900 Blocks of Wards Ferry Road are closed to all traffic due to an accident. Avoid the area if possible and be advised the road is very slick due to rainfall.

05/19/2020

501 Expressway North and South are now reopened.

05/19/2020

Accident: 501 EX between Timberlake and Graves Mill - NB and SB are currently shut down.

It's 3:00 in the morning, we're up, you're up...what's wrong with us? We are up working the midnight shift keeping the C...
05/13/2020

It's 3:00 in the morning, we're up, you're up...what's wrong with us? We are up working the midnight shift keeping the City safe.

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05/11/2020

Old Forest Rd. is now reopen to traffic.

05/11/2020

800-Blk of Old Forest Rd will be closed to all traffic until further notice due to an accident.

05/08/2020

There is a accident in area of Buddy's- 5200 block Fort Ave , there will be a detour in this area for now.

05/04/2020

Avoid area of 29 Expressway Northbound in area of Candlers Mt Rd , due to an accident.

05/04/2020

Avoid area of Clay St/10th St due to an accident.

05/03/2020

Avoid area of 5th St/ Fillmore St , due to an accident.

Check out this awesome heart display our employees put together! ❤️❤️❤️ Sending good vibes and encouragement to our whol...
04/28/2020

Check out this awesome heart display our employees put together! ❤️❤️❤️

Sending good vibes and encouragement to our whole community and all of the essential workers out there! We appreciate you! #hearthunters #lovelyh #lynchburgDES #911dispatchers

04/27/2020

2200-Blk of Campbell Avenue is now reopen to all traffic.

04/27/2020

2200-Blk of Campbell Avenue will be closed to all traffic until further notice due to an accident. Please avoid the area.

Are you experiencing symptoms, but not sure if you should call 9-1-1? Take a look at this decision-making tree from the ...
04/24/2020

Are you experiencing symptoms, but not sure if you should call 9-1-1? Take a look at this decision-making tree from the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) for some help.

04/22/2020

UPDATE (Accident): The 2700-Block of Campbell Ave is reopened.

04/22/2020

Accident: The 2700-Block of Campbell Ave (btwn Mosby Ave and Sackett St) is closed to all traffic. Please avoid this area.

04/21/2020

Both lanes on 460 bypass westbound in the area of Odd Fellows Road are now open to all traffic.

04/21/2020

The 460 bypass westbound in the area of Odd Fellows Road is reduced to one lane until further notice due to an accident.

04/17/2020

Jackson St between Garland St and 1st has been re-open.

Jackson St. between Garland St and 1st St will be closed to all traffic until further notice. Please avoid the area.
04/17/2020

Jackson St. between Garland St and 1st St will be closed to all traffic until further notice. Please avoid the area.

Big thank you to our previous Deputy Director Jennifer Maul for the gorgeous Edible Arrangement and Pizza Hut for the pi...
04/16/2020

Big thank you to our previous Deputy Director Jennifer Maul for the gorgeous Edible Arrangement and Pizza Hut for the pizza! We are feeling so appreciated this Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! 😋😊

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04/15/2020
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It’s Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! Help us celebrate the amazing work that our folks do every day! #thingoldline...
04/13/2020

It’s Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! Help us celebrate the amazing work that our folks do every day! #thingoldline #911dispatchers #NPSTW #WeAre911 #lovelyh #stayhomeandwashyourhands

Lynchburg Parks and Recreation
04/13/2020

Lynchburg Parks and Recreation

We have experienced some flood damage at Peaks View Park, the Blackwater Creek Athletic Area, and heavy waters at Hollins Mill Park. Please avoid these areas and obey any barricades or signage relating to these places. We will post updates as soon as we have them. Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

04/13/2020

The 1700-Block of Wards Ferry Road is now reopened to all traffic.

04/13/2020

The 1700-Block of Wards Ferry Road is closed to all traffic until further notice due to debris in the roadway. Please find an alternate route if you are out on essential business.

The 200-block of Florida Ave from Union St to Main St will be closed to all traffic until further notice due to a vehicl...
04/12/2020

The 200-block of Florida Ave from Union St to Main St will be closed to all traffic until further notice due to a vehicle accident.

04/08/2020

Caution: Traffic light not working properly Timberlake Rd/ Wards Ferry Rd, Officer on scene, Traffic maintenance enroute .

04/07/2020
Lynchburg Police Department

Lynchburg Police Department

FYI: To protect the health and safety of our employees as well as the community, the Lynchburg Police Department will close the front lobby of the Public Safety Building at 905 Court Street to the public beginning at 5 p.m. today.

Those who need to speak with the information desk will use a video phone located at the front door that has a speaker and provides two-way communication. The LPD information desk will take reports using this device. Additionally, the LPD encourages anyone who needs to file a non-emergency report to call (434) 455-6041, option 5, instead of coming to the building.

If the report requires an officer to meet someone in person, the officer will meet the individual outside the department to practice appropriate social distancing.

Members of the public who need copies of a report are asked to contact the LPD Records Office at (434) 455-6069 to arrange a time to pick up the report copy.

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3621 Candlers Mountain Rd
Lynchburg, VA
24502

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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.

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