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Thu. Apr 21st 2016
Blue Ridge Parkway Road Closings

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Thu. Feb 12th 2015
Kidde Recalls Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Discharge

This recall involves 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel black plastic valves.  The recalled ext...

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Mon. Jul 7th 2014
Who do you call when your power is out?

Reserve 9-1-1 for Emergency CALLS ONLY!  Everytime there is a storm we have folks call 9-1-1 to report their power outag...

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Burn Ban begins Feb 15

The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law went into effect Feb. 15, 2016 – the start of spring fire season in Virginia.

This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb. 15 – April 30) if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. Burning of leaves, yard waste or trash continues to be the major cause of wildfires in Virginia. These "debris" fires can easily escape unless proper precaution is taken. Anytime you attempt to burn leaves or debris it is important that you notify the local fire department dispatch center at 540-586-7827 and plan to stay in attendance of your debris fire at all times. 

Click on this link to download a color poster about Debris Burning Safety:

Emergency Notification

Click on the link to register for Emergency Notifications from Bedford County to come to your cell phone.  Bedford County, in partnership with Geo-Comm, will send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within Bedford County, when impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster. The Bedford County Emergency Notification System will only be used by emergency response personnel in order to notify residential homes and businesses with information regarding the event and if/what actions should be taken.

The Bedford County Emergency Notification System utilizes the area’s 911 data and can contact all land-lines, whether listed or unlisted, in the event of an emergency. It is TTY/TDD capable. If you utilize a Voice Over IP (VoIP) phone service, such as MagicJack, Vonage or a cable company provided phone service, or cellular phone for your primary residential/business line and you would like to be alerted over that line with the Emergency Notification System then you must register that number through Bedford County’s Emergency Notification System Opt-In site.

To register your VoIP phone, cellular phone, or e-mail address with the Bedford County Emergency Notification System please click the link below. If you would like to see examples of getting email to SMS notifications on your cellular phone please scroll down.

PLEASE NOTE: When registering or making changes after registering your cell phone or email address in the Bedford County Emergency Notification System it may take as much as 4 weeks before that cell number or email address becomes active for notifications due to the review, validation and activation process the County must complete.  Additionally, changes to your land-line phone number with your phone carrier may take a similar length of time to get through to Bedford County to become active on the alerting system.
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Bedford County Fire and Rescue
1185 Turning Point Road
Bedford, VA 24523
Non-Emergency: 540-587-0700
Emergency: 911