There will be a statewide burn ban in effect, starting February 15th and in place through April 30th. No burning is permitted before 4:00 p.m. If you need to burn between 4:00-11:59 p.m, please contact the Bedford County Dispatch Center at 540-586-7827 to report the burn. This will help us keep good information about where fires are burning so controlled burns are not being dispatched as actual fires needing a response. If you must burn, remember to do it when wind is minimal to keep the fire contained and someone must be with the fire to monitor progress. Please see the attached flyer for helpful information on the upcoming burn ban and feel free to contact us, or your local fire station, with any questions. Thank you and remember to be fire smart so you can be safe.
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Mental health and wellness are more important than ever as we navigate COVID-19 and the constantly changing world around us. Remember to take time for yourself and support those around you to make an important difference in your life and community. Please click on the graphic for a downloadable copy of the document.
The Bedford County Department of Fire and Rescue would like remind the citizens of Bedford County to be cautious when deciding to burn brush or yard debris. The burn ban expired May 01 but the conditions are still favorable for brush fires. The included infographic has some valuable information and considerations when deciding to burn. We want everyone to stay safe even when doing necessary burning.
The Bedford County Board of Supervisors has decided to live stream the Board of Supervisors' Meeting. According to the official notice from the County Administrator, Mr. Robert Hiss: "On Monday, March 23, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session at 5:00pm at the Bedford County Administration Building, located at 122 E. Main Street, Bedford. A regular Board of Supervisors meeting will immediately follow the work session. County facilities are closed to the pu...
There will be a statewide burn ban in effect, starting February 15th and in place through April 30th. No burning is permitted before 4:00 p.m. If you need to burn between 4:00-11:59 p.m, please contact the Bedford County Dispatch Center at 540-586-7827 to report the burn. This will help us keep good information about where fires are burning so controlled burns are not being dispatched as actual fires needing a response. If you must burn, remember to do it when wind is minimal to keep the fire co...
Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue is now hiring for both Advanced Life Support/Firefighters and Basic Life Support/Firefighters! Please see the attached flyer for more information and click on the link to apply. If you have questions or need any more information about these positions, please contact us at 540-587-0700 or send us a message here. Feel free to share this post with anyone you think might be interested in this exciting opportunity.
REGIONAL PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PLAN – COMMUNITY INPUT NEEDEDHas your home, business, or community been impacted or damaged by a natural hazard? The Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC) is working with area communities to develop a pre-disaster plan, or Hazard Mitigation Plan, to establish strategies ahead of natural disasters to lessen the overall impact and vulnerability to individuals, families, businesses and property in our region. Community Inp...
Reserve 9-1-1 for Emergency CALLS ONLY! Everytime there is a storm we have folks call 9-1-1 to report their power outage make sure to keep these numbers handy and refrain from calling 9-1-1 unless there is an emergency involving life and property. AEPs number is 800-956-4237, Southside Electric is 800-552-2118 and the Town of Bedford electric is 540-587-6071
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Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our emergency alert program called ALERT BEDFORD. This system enables Bedford County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.
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