Emergency Services

While fire, rescue, ems and law enforcement are independently operated entities, BCES (Bath County Emergency Services) is the agency that coordinates preparedness, response and recovery between these agencies and for the locality as a whole. BCES also maintains land mobile radio communications, coordinates training and assists with grants and regulatory compliance.

During local emergencies or regional disasters BCES functions as a network to coordinate response, recovery and mitigation efforts with first responders as well as other agencies such as American Red Cross, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, FEMA and others.