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Emergency Services

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In an emergency, please call 911.

Charlottesville Police Department
Non-Emergency Number: 434-970-3280

Charlottesville Fire Department
Non-Emergency Number: 434-970-3240

Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad (CARS)

Charlottesville/UVA/Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center (ECC)

The Community Emergency Alert system is used by the Emergency Communications Center to notify residents and businesses of critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions. With this system, a specific geographic area can be selected to send messages to those within that area. You can register to receive phone messages, text messages and e-mail messages in case of emergency. The system is TTY/TDD compatible.
Events that may generate a message from the Community Emergency Alert system include:
Weather Warnings
Severe Thunderstorm
Flash Flood

Emergency Events
Evacuation order
Shelter-in-place order
Gas leak
Boil water notice
Amber Alert

Community events with road closures
Major traffic disruption
Click the ‘CodeRED’ logo below to sign up. Contact the Office of Emergency Management at 971-1263 or 970-1798 if you need help with registration for any reason (e.g., no computer, no e-mail, problems with the registration form, etc.).

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