Botetourt County Fire & EMS


2016 Stats
Jan 417
Feb 359
March 395
April 387
May 424
June 400
July 392
Aug. 387
Sept. 343
Oct. 320
Nov. 295
Dec. 356
Total 4475

2015 Stats
Jan 351
Feb 371
March 384
April 371
May 408
June 371
July 403
Aug 355
Sept 789
Oct 393
Nov 706
Dec 395
Total 5297

2014 Incidents
Jan 371
Feb 316
Mar 301
Apr 360
May 373
Jun 380
Jul 403
Aug 354
Sep 358
Oct 367
Nov 340
Dec 403
Total 4326

Web Counters
Website Visitors
Since
April 19, 2013
653,271
Visitors Today
Apr 02, 2020
110
Botetourt County Declares State of Emergency in Conjunction With Roanoke Region.
Email Print RSS Facebook Twitter

By Member Jason Ferguson
March 16, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: (For immediate release – Monday, March 16, 2020)
Governments declare local emergencies in response to the public health concerns related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Effective March 12, 2020, Governor Ralph S. Northam declared under the Executive Order that a State of Emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia due to the potential spread of COVID-19, a communicable disease and public health threat.
In response to this Executive Order, today Botetourt County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, Roanoke County, and Town of Vinton governments took the precautionary measure of declaring local emergencies. The action enables the local governments to request state and federal resources should they become needed. Per the Virginia Department of Health, at this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in our region.
The purpose of this emergency declaration is to give the local governments legal authority and flexibility to mobilize resources in response to this unprecedented public health threat for the protection of the communities. The action will also help ensure critical services and operations continue. Additionally, it allows the local governments to request mutual aid from regional, State, and other governmental entities.
A joint statement from local leaders:
• Botetourt County Administrator Gary Larrowe
• City of Roanoke Manager Bob Cowell
• City of Salem Manager Jay Taliaferro
• Roanoke County Administrator Dan O’Donnell
• Town of Vinton Manager Barry Thompson

“Our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our residents. You can be assured that we, along with our elected officials, staff and particularly our public safety personnel, are actively engaged in monitoring and having discussions related to the Coronavirus pandemic. In this current environment, we will continue evaluating the way in which we provide services to the public. Our communities should be prepared for any adjustments, postponements, and cancellations that go into effect as we work together as a region to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your patience and anticipated cooperation.”
######

Attachments:
Attachment Coronavirus 2020 Joint Media Release - Declaration of Emergency.pdf  (539k)
 

Comment Comment 0 Comment(s)


Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
www.FirehouseSolutions.com
Botetourt County Fire and EMS
205 North Roanoke Street Suite 1
Fincastle, VA 24090

Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 540-473-2098
Station Fax: 540-473-8288
E-mail: emergencyservices@botetourt.org/
Copyright © 2020 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)