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Bridgeport Department of Emergency Services
Laura Pysz
131 West Main Street
Bridgeport, WV 26330
(304) 842-8239
lpysz@bridgeportwv.com


The Bridgeport Office of Emergency Services has several programs and opportunities for the community to get involved in the promotion of safety and disaster preparedness.

1. Be Prepared
2. Project Care
3. Family Safety & Preparedness Expo
4. Monthly Emergency Reach Out Events---Monthly Information
5. Volunteers In Police Services
6. Community Emergency Response Team
7. Functional Needs Registry

Check out this promotional video for the Expo!

What is Emergency Management/Services?
Emergency management is the process by which government agencies work to protect communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual disasters/emergencies.

Mission
The mission of the City of Bridgeport Department of Emergency Services is to develop and maintain emergency plans and coordinates the use of city, county, state and federal resources to prepare, respond, recover and mitigate the effects of natural and man-made disasters on the citizens of Bridgeport.

Listen live Bridgeport Emergency Response AM Radio station WQNH 1620 AM online here.

General Information
The Bridgeport Emergency Services Council was established on October 24th 2002, in compliance with West Virginia Code, Chapter 15, Article 5, Emergency Services.

Bridgeport's Emergency Services Council operates under the advice and guidance of the Bridgeport City Council.

The Emergency Services Council is a volunteer, non-profit group of residents experienced in emergency and disaster operations that meets monthly to drive the emergency services programs. Membership is from: emergency services, law enforcement, fire services, medical services, hospital, owners/operators, funeral home, volunteer services, Citizen Corps, schools system, elected officials, communications, mass care, military, and citizen representation.

Annually the Bridgeport Emergency Services Council submits an Annual Report to the Bridgeport City Council. To see a copy of the 2012 Annual Report, click here.

What threats/hazards could affect the City of Bridgeport?
Every state in the U.S. has experienced tornadoes and severe weather, hazardous materials incidents, blackouts, household chemical emergencies, transportation incidents...and although some more than others, everyone is at risk. You can take steps to prepare for when emergencies/disasters strike in our area. Knowing the most common hazards in Bridgeport, your vulnerability, and what actions you should take can save your life and others. In the spring/summer of 2013, the Bridgeport Emergency Services Council undertook the development of a Threat & Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment for the City. The Step 1 portion of this "For Official Use Only" document has been edited to allow the residents of Bridgeport to better understand the hazards they need to prepare for within our community.

Suspicious Activity Reporting
Remember-if you see something that is actively occurring or may pose an immediate threat, call 9-1-1 immediately! However, if nobody is in danger yet you feel that government and law enforcement entities should be made aware of suspicious activity, please feel free to contact the Bridgeport Police Department at (304) 842-8260 and speak with an officer.

See Something, Say Something
If you see something, say something! Follow this link to learn more about the campaign on improving the process of alerting government and law enforcement to information that could play a crucial role in keeping Bridgeport secure: For more information click here.

Important Active Shooter Information
Reflecting upon the tragic events in Connecticut, and other like events within recent years, the Bridgeport Department of Emergency Services has an archive of Active Shooter specific information available to the community. Some of this information can be found on our Facebook page, and we encourage you to see our most recent posts. RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event Video.

When disaster strikes, you may have only a short time to make what might be a life or death decision. Even though it is rare, catastrophic events such as tornadoes or major chemical releases do occur. We cannot predict exactly where or when they will occur, but we can take precautions to minimize the danger. One of the most important things you can do is to be aware that a danger is present. Most of the injuries and deaths happen to people who are unaware or uninformed. For this reason, it is crucial that you understand how the City will disseminate emergency public warning information.

How can you receive disaster preparedness and emergency information from the City of Bridgeport?

The Bridgeport Office of Emergency Services has several programs and opportunities for the community to get involved in the promotion of safety and disaster preparedness.

1. Be Prepared
2. Project Care
3. Monthly Emergency Reach Out Events---Monthly Information
4. Volunteers In Police Services
5. Community Emergency Response Team
6. Functional Needs Registry

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