Emergency Info

Making Nelson County as Safe as Possible

In Nelson, nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our citizens ad visitors. A variety of emergency support is in place throughout the County, Police, Fire and Rescue system. The County also has in place comprehensive plans and a process to respond to emergency situations. Safety is a shared responsibility and all citizens and visitors to the community are strongly encouraged to play an active role.

What to Do

While every situation is unique, you are encouraged to stay calm and not to put yourself in harm’s way in the event of an emergency.

Report an Emergency:

Call 911 or the Nelson County Sheriff’s office at 434 263 7045. Do not hang up until the dispatcher gets the required information including your name, telephone number, and the nature and location of the emergency so that help can assess the situation and respond accordingly.

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