Public Safety

Department of Fire and EMS

205 N. Roanoke Street, Suite 1,
Fincastle, VA 24090-4537
Located in the
Public Safety Building
Monday – Friday  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone: (540) 928-2201
Fax: (540) 473-8288

The CodeRED Weather Warning system will be used to deliver alerts to Botetourt County residents and businesses when there is a threat to public health and safety. It will provide official information about events such as chemical spills, severe weather, evacuations, utility disruptions, missing persons, terrorist acts, or other emergencies.

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Disaster Preparedness


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Fire and Rescue Servicesfire_rescue

Botetourt County is protected by 6 Volunteer Fire Departments, 4 Volunteer Rescue Squads and career staff, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week out of Fincastle, Troutville, and Buchanan. Covering over 548 square miles of varied terrain and population density, these groups are comprised of approximately 125 dedicated individuals who work closely together to provide the fastest and most advanced fire protection and EMS service possible. For information about volunteer opportunities, call the Volunteer Coordinator at (540) 928-2201.

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  • Fire and Rescue Emergency Dispatch:  911
  • Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222



Emergency Communications / E911 Centeremergency_comm

Completed in 2001, Botetourt County’s new Emergency Communications Center is equipped with a high level of security, backup power and communications resources, and utilizes modern radio equipment and telephone systems. Well staffed at all times, the Center has exceptional mapping capabilities, allowing dispatchers to quickly locate both landline and wireless callers, and direct personnel to emergency scenes.

For additional information, contact: Nicole Manspile, (540) 473-8630.


Law Enforcementsheriff_patch

The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department provides police protection for the County as well as for the incorporated towns of Fincastle, Troutville, and Buchanan. Accredited through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, the force is comprised of 69 highly trained and dedicated law enforcement officers.

Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office

P.O. Box 18
205 North Roanoke Street
Fincastle, VA 24090
(540) 928-2200

Animal Control

(540) 928-2200
Animal Resources
Dangerous Dog Registry


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