The Department of Public Safety coordinates all emergency services in Henry County. Department personnel includes administration personnel who direct and coordinate the efforts to the department and work to keep the department and community in a state of readiness in the event a disaster were to strike. The administration includes a Director, Deputy Director/Division Chief of Training and Volunteer Coordination, Division Chief of Operations, Division Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal, Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention/Assistant Fire Marshal, two Assistant Chiefs of Training and Volunteer Coordination, and administrative assistant. The department also provides full-time and part-time paramedic-firefighters to assist the great volunteers of Henry County with responses to medical, trauma, rescue and fire related emergencies.
Equipment for emergency management includes a mobile command post, hazardous materials response trailer, mobile air supply unit, mass casualty incident response trailer, decontamination trailer, sheltering supplies, technical hazardous operations unit, and advanced life support ambulances. The Department also maintains a 5-story burn training structure, a fire backdraft simulator and various hazardous material training props used to provide training for both our local responders and those from all over the state.
The Department provides administrative and training support to eight all-volunteer fire companies and five rescue squads. All of our volunteer departments are always seeking additional volunteers. Are you interested in becoming a fire or rescue volunteer? If so, learn more at www.volunteerheroes.com.
Public Safety Offices are located in the Emergency Services Training Center and Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Academy Building at 1024 DuPont Road, Martinsville, VA 24112. The Department operates stations located on Hooker Street and Beaver Creek Drive, Martinsville. Additional information is available on our transitional website at: www.hcdps.com.
During normal office hours, you may reach the department by calling (276) 634-4660 or email us anytime.
If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1!
Telephone: (276) 634-4660
Fax: (276) 634-4770
Address: 1024 DuPont Road
Martinsville, VA 24112-4600
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Henry County Department of Public Safety Website