Wise County Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C.)

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Contact Information:

Wise County E.O.C.
Wise County Justice Center
5603 Patriot Drive

P. O. Box 570
Wise, VA 24293-0570

(276) 328-8439
(276) 328-9780 - Fax

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Director of Emergency Services:

  • Robert Adkins, Board of Supervisors – District 2

Deputy Directors:

E.O.C. Coordinator:

HAZMAT Coordinator:

  • Gary McCarthy

Deputy Coordinator:

  • Steve Blankenbeckler, Communications
  • Cody Blankenbeckler, Communications
  • Justin Tolbert, Logistics


  • To manage and coordinate the County's emergency response efforts in times of Natural Disasters, Hazardous Material spills and other events / hazards that could pose a danger to the citizens of Wise County or the public in general.

Emergency Operations Plan:

The Wise County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Adobe .pdf  consists of a Basic Plan followed by the Emergency Support Functions, Support Annexes, and finally Incident Annexes.  The purpose of the Basic Plan is to establish the legal and organizational basis for operations in Wise County to effectively respond to and recover from all-hazards disasters and/or emergency situations.

The revised Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Adobe .pdf (as of 05/2017) was adopted by the Wise County Board of Supervisors by Resolution Adobe .pdf at their May 24, 2017 Recessed meeting.

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Designated Emergency Shelters:

The following locations have been designated as emergency shelters in the event of natural disasters, weather related emergency conditions or other events / hazards that could pose a danger to the public:

  • Appalachia
    • Appalachia High School Gym – 205 Lee St., Appalachia VA
  • Big Stone Gap
    • Carnes Gym @ Big Stone Gap Town Hall – 505 E. 5th St, Big Stone Gap VA
    • Powell Valley Primary School – 2945 2nd Ave E, Big Stone Gap VA
    • Union High School – 2 Champions Ave, Big Stone Gap VA
  • Coeburn
    • Coeburn Middle School – 518 Centre Ave NE, Coeburn VA
  • Pound
    • J W Adams Combined School – 10824 Orby Cantrell Hwy, Pound VA
  • St. Paul
    • St. Paul Elementary School – 3200 Deacon Drive, St. Paul VA
  • Wise
    • Wise Primary School – 323 Railroad Av SE, Wise VA
    • Central High School – 5000 Warrior Drive, Norton VA
    • Wise Fire Dept. Building – 307 Norton Rd, Wise VA

The contact number for each of these will be the Wise County Dispatch Office – (276) 328-3756.

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