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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.  You can also sign up to receive text and email alerts from the city.  Text "shinnstonwv" to 888777 or sign up for our Nixle alert system on this page.  You can customize your settings to determine which alert go to your phone or email. 

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.  

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 -- 592-2121

Shinnston Fire -- 592-1851

Harrison County Emergency Services -- 623-4115

Harrison/Taylor 911 Center Headquarters -- 623-6559

West Virginia Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management - 304-558-5380 (24 hrs a day)

Shinnston Public Works & Utilities -- 592-6017

First Energy - 1-800-255-3443

Lumberport-Shinnston Gas - 584-4545

Peoples Gas - 624-6576

 

 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Shinnston is to provide excellent utility, public works, and customer services; to encourage economic development of the City; to ensure public safety; and to foster an atmosphere of community involvement.