Emergency Preparedness


Be Prepared. 

Federal, state, and local governments have a number of resources available in case of emergency, but the most reliable source for help is yourself.  You know your individual needs better than anyone in government ever could.  All residents are encouraged to take an active role in being prepared in case of an emergency situation.  On this page you’ll find several links to pages that will help you be ready if a need arises  – from operations plans, to important tips and contact information.

Warming shelters, cooling stations, etc. are operated by the Harrison County Office of Emergency Services.  Their policy is not to release the locations of the shelters until they are ready to open them.  

Emergency Contact Information

Department of Homeland Security “Ready.gov” 
Federal Emergency Management Association
West Virginia-specific Ready site
West Virginia Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
West Virginia OEM Emergency Operations Plan
West Virginia Office of Emergency Management Preparedness 
West Virginia Office of Emergency Management Contact Information by County
City of Shinnston Continuity of Operations Plan

In cases of emergency dial 911

Shinnston Police: 304-592-2121
Shinnston Fire: 304-592-1851
Harrison County Emergency Services: 304-623-4115
Harrison/Taylor 911 Center Headquarters: 304-623-6559
West Virginia Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management: 304-558-5380 (24 hrs a day)
Shinnston Public Works & Utilities: 304-592-6017
First Energy: 1-800-255-3443
Lumberport-Shinnston Gas: 304-584-4545
Peoples Gas: 304-624-6576

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