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Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

   UPSHUR COUNTY DHSEM has replaced nixle with a new
EMERGENCY ALERTING SYSTEM.                       

This system will be used to disperse all Courthouse closure notifications and other important messages.

Messages can be issued via landline or wireless phone, text messaging, email, TDD/TTY and social media when an urgent county alert needs to be communicated. You choose which Emergency Alerts & Notifications you would like to receive.

Sign up!






Carrie L. Wallace, Director
Tabatha R. Perry, Assistant Director
91 W. Main St., Suite 101
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Phone: (304) 472-0535
Fax: (304) 473-2802

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Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Mission Statement
The Office of Emergency Management is committed to an “All Hazards” approach to planning, protection, response, mitigation and recovery coordination of any incidents which may impact the safety or general welfare of the citizens of Upshur County.

 Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Objectives

 Coordinate emergency management activities for Upshur County

 Strengthen the county’s ability to effectively and efficiently mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of natural and man-made emergencies/disasters

 Maintain and update the county’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

 Maintain and operate the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

 Coordinate for local, state and federal government response and recovery operations during a major emergency or disaster
 Provide timely and accurate public emergency notifications
 Ensure compliance with NIMS (National Incident Management System) and other Federal and State mandate
 Provide assistance and support to all public safety agencies, government entities and private sector partners through planning, training and exercising