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Leading Putnam County in Disaster Preparedness & Response

The Office of Emergency Management’s mission is to lead Putnam County in preparing for, preventing, responding to, and recovering from disasters. With our commitment to safeguarding the lives and property of our 60,000 residents, visitors, and local employees, we’re here to ensure your safety and well-being.

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Comprehensive Emergency Response

Spanning an area of approximately 350 square miles, our emergency response services cover a broad geographical region, encompassing the municipalities of Buffalo, Eleanor, Winfield, Bancroft, Poca, and Hurricane.

The Putnam County 911 Center / Emergency Management office is located near the Putnam County Courthouse:
100 Emergency Lane
Winfield, WV 25213

Our Mission is Clear :

Reduce Loss and Protect Property:

We work tirelessly to minimize the loss of life and property, providing swift and effective emergency responses when you need them most.

Alleviate Suffering & Minimize Disruption:

During times of disaster, we aim to minimize suffering and the disruption caused by these unforeseen events. Your peace of mind is our priority.

Terrorism Preparedness:

Putnam County relies on us to be prepared for the unexpected. We’re dedicated to ensuring our county is equipped to address the consequences of terrorism and emerging threats.

Emergency Management Portal

We serve as the county’s central hub for emergency management information and expertise, providing you with the critical resources and support needed during times of crisis.

Equipment & Technology

Putnam County 911 is the 911 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and dispatch center for law enforcement, emergency medical services, and fire departments for the citizens of Putnam County, West Virginia.

Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System

CentralSquare Public Safety Suite Pro

Radio Equipment

Zetron Max Dispatch

Phone System

Motorola Vesta

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Putnam County 911 / OEM’s Commitment to Weather Readiness

At Putnam County 911 / Office of Emergency Management (OEM), we take weather readiness seriously. As proud ambassadors of NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation initiative, we are committed to enhancing our community’s resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.

Are you “Weather-Ready”?

The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative, driven by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recognizes partners like us who are actively improving our nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience. Together, we ensure that Putnam County remains safe, secure, and well-prepared for any weather-related challenges that may arise.

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5 days ago
Putnam County 911 / Emergency Management - WV

Here’s to the wild and wonderful! Happy West Virginia Day! ... See MoreSee Less

Here’s to the wild and wonderful! Happy West Virginia Day!
6 days ago
Putnam County 911 / Emergency Management - WV

Putnam County Emergency Management, Bancroft VFD, Poca VFD, Putnam County EMS, WV Division of Forestry, and AEP are currently onscene of a brush fire at Amherst Plymouth Hollow due to a power line issue. We’ll provide updates as we receive them. ... See MoreSee Less

Putnam County Emergency Management, Bancroft VFD, Poca VFD, Putnam County EMS, WV Division of Forestry, and AEP are currently onscene of a brush fire at Amherst Plymouth Hollow due to a power line issue. We’ll provide updates as we receive them.Image attachmentImage attachment

8 CommentsComment on Facebook

Did they get the fire out? How much damage?

That is plymouth

Hmmmm not good

Where is this?

Andi Randolph

Jessica Brewer

Debbie Burdette Wileman

Wow

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We are hiring for a full-time Deputy Clerk and Accounts Payable/Data Entry position! Visit vist.ly/3av7a for more information on all of our available positions. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago
Putnam County 911 / Emergency Management - WV

This morning, a structure fire in Poca resulted in a total loss, but thankfully, there were no injuries. Putnam County Emergency Management, Poca, Bancroft, and Eleanor VFDs, and Nitro Fire all responded.
📷: Nitro Fire Dept./Putnam Emergency Management
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This morning, a structure fire in Poca resulted in a total loss, but thankfully, there were no injuries. Putnam County Emergency Management, Poca, Bancroft, and Eleanor VFDs, and Nitro Fire all responded. 
📷: Nitro Fire Dept./Putnam Emergency ManagementImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

5 CommentsComment on Facebook

Sad for their loss. Sooo grateful no one was injured!

Was Saunders place again

This is crazy!. Prayers to slick n his dogs

Prayers. Think this was my cousins place

Prayers🙏🙏

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1 week ago
Putnam County 911 / Emergency Management - WV

📢 Attention Putnam County residents! If your home was damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, or floods between April 2-6, you may be eligible for reimbursement from FEMA (please refer to FEMA release for details). Submit your repair or replacement receipts today. Even if you can’t find all your receipts, there are still ways to get your expenses reimbursed. Don’t miss out! ... See MoreSee Less

📢 Attention Putnam County residents! If your home was damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, or floods between April 2-6, you may be eligible for reimbursement from FEMA (please refer to FEMA release for details). Submit your repair or replacement receipts today. Even if you can’t find all your receipts, there are still ways to get your expenses reimbursed. Don’t miss out!Image attachment
1 week ago
Putnam County 911 / Emergency Management - WV

For the dads who do it all and then some. Happy Father’s Day! ... See MoreSee Less

For the dads who do it all and then some. Happy Father’s Day!
1 week ago
Putnam County 911 / Emergency Management - WV

Stop by and see us! Putnam County 911 / Emergency Management is at the Eleanor Walgreens Health Fair TODAY, June 15th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Stop by and see us! Putnam County 911 / Emergency Management is at the Eleanor Walgreens Health Fair TODAY, June 15th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
2 weeks ago
Putnam County 911 / Emergency Management - WV

Update 🟢 ROAD REOPENED 🟢 (Friday, 6/14/24 - 7:27pm)

🛑 ROAD CLOSURE: US Rt 35 North bound is currently closed just past Tuckers Branch Rd (MM 6) due to an asphalt dump truck rollover. Putnam County Emergency Management, Winfield VFD, Putnam County EMS, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department are on scene. North bound traffic is being detoured at US 35 and SR 34 interchange. Avoid the area and use alternate routes if possible. (Friday, 6/14/24 - 2:32pm)
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Update 🟢 ROAD REOPENED 🟢 (Friday, 6/14/24 - 7:27pm) 

🛑 ROAD CLOSURE: US Rt 35 North bound is currently closed just past Tuckers Branch Rd (MM 6) due to an asphalt dump truck rollover. Putnam County Emergency Management, Winfield VFD, Putnam County EMS, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department are on scene. North bound traffic is being detoured at US 35 and SR 34 interchange. Avoid the area and use alternate routes if possible. (Friday, 6/14/24 - 2:32pm)

6 CommentsComment on Facebook

If they built a road correctly and not have a million dips in it, there would be less wrecks. If you never drove it before and are trying to do the speed limit of 65, it could easily throw you off it. This was poorly built from the getgo!

I hope the driver is alright Gezzzz that’s horrible

I saw the smoke from Winfield. Yeah I hope the driver made it out too prayers🙏

I'm pretty sure that's one of the asphalt trucks that's been coming on Manilla, I remember that pretty green

Looks like it cooked

There have been more deaths on that stretch of 35 from Winfield to Buffalo from wrecks than ISIS and Charlie Manson combined since it opened. I'm sure the engineers and construction companies got nice bonuses for the rush job.

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