Fire, medical, law enforcement, human services, damage assessment, resource management, transportation, utilities and public information are just some of the services which are coordinated through this center. A rapid assessment is conducted to determine resources needed to respond appropriately to the incident. Damage assessments and requests for deployment of resources are sent to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
A bank of telephones is established to answer citizen inquiries and provide information on various issues related to the emergency. The telephone number designated for this purpose is 540-853-2550; however, this number is only operational during emergencies as designated by the Coordinator of Emergency Services.