The Department of Emergency Services consists of two functional areas, the Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). EMS provides 24 hour-a-day, state of the art basic and advanced life support emergency medical services to the residents and visitors of Northumberland County. OEM provides preparedness, response and recovery services to the residents of Northumberland County by writing the Emergency Operations Plan, managing the county's emergency operations center, and by coordinating post disaster recovery activities.
Wes Packett, Chief of Emergency Services
P.O. Box 129
Heathsville, VA 22473
Important information for Northumberland County residents! The Board of Supervisors voted to exempt county residents from any ambulance service bills that are not covered by some form of insurance. Patients and/or insurance companies will be billed in all cases, but residents can complete a form and provide evidence of residency and any balance on the bill beyond what is paid by insurance will be exempted.