Numbers To Know 

  • Mine and Industrial Accident Rapid Response System (MIARRS) 866-987-2338                                                                                                                      
  • West Virginia State Fire Marshal Arson Hotline 800-233-3473
  • West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Industrial Spill Line 800-642-3074
  • Safe Schools Helpline 866-723-3982
  • Mine & Workplace Safety Anonymous Tip Hotline 1-866-808-0875
  • WV Drug Tip Line 833-905-3784
  • SIRN Infrastructure Reporting 866-767-2346
  • ROAD CONDITIONS WV 511 or dial 511 from your cell
  • West Virginia AEP: 1-800-956-4237 (make sure to have the account number handy)
  • First Energy: 1-888-544-4877 (make sure to have the account number handy)
  • Dominion Gas: 1-800-688-4673 (make sure to have the account number handy)
  • Frontier: 1-800-921-8104 (make sure to have the account number handy)
  • Mountaineer Gas: 1-800-834-2070 or 911 (make sure to have the account number handy)
  • West Virginia American Water: 1-800-685-8660 (make sure to have the account number handy)
  • West Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center 1-866-WVWATCH (1-866-989-2824)
  • West Virginia Emergency Management Division 304-558-5380 (24/7/365)
  • Marion County Alarm Companies (304) 367-0911Non-Emergency Calls 
  • Marion County Central Communications (304) 367-0915
  • Sheriff (304) 367-5300
  • Fairmont Police (304) 366-4200
  • Mannington Police (304) 363-1100
  • Marion Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (304) 366-0196

Materials To Have 

  • Food: stockpile at least two weeks of nonperishable food items such as canned goods.
  • Water: it is recommended to have on hand at least a gallon per person for at least two weeks in case of an emergency.
  • Supplies: batteries, flashlights, extra phone chargers, a radio, tools, duct tape, sanitation supplies, first aid kit, multi-purpose tools, medical supplies and first aid kit, pet supplies, emergency blanket, medications, baby supplies, and more. 
  • Personal records and important documents: store in a waterproof case. 
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency contact information 
  • Emergency to go bags stocked for three days 

Make sure to check out our winter emergency supply checklist here.

Earthquake Protocols

  • Stay inside and stay calm. Do not use any matches or flammable items.
  • If indoors, stay in a doorway, under heavy furniture, or against a wall in the center of the building.
  • If outdoors, stay away from power lines and buildings. 
  • If in a car, stay in the car until the quakes stop. 
  • Afterwards, check yourself and surroundings for any damages or hazards. Follow any necessary and relevant protocols and emergency instructions.

Flooding Protocols

  • Find shelter and do not go through the water even if only 6 inches. 
  • Follow all evacuation procedures and directions.
  • Stay off bridges over water moving quickly. 
  • If trapped indoors, get to the highest point possible.

Snowstorm Protocols

  • If caught in a snowstorm outdoors, find shelter. If unable to find shelter, build one such as a snow cave. Melt snow to drink and keep moving if stuck out doors. 
  • If on the road during a snowstorm make sure to slow down. If stuck in your vehicle do not get out but stay in and run the motor for about 10 minutes per hour to stay warm. Make sure to keep the window cracked when the motor is on and keep the exhaust pipe clear of snow. Make yourself visible to rescuers using lights, bright colored objects, and items from the emergency kit.
  • If inside, make sure to use proper ventilation to avoid dangers and have a fire extinguisher on hand. Keep doors closed to unused rooms and keep curtains/blinds closed. Bundle up and stay hydrated.

Fire Protocols 

  • If indoors, activate the alarm and exit the building following emergency maps.
  • Yell “fire” and do not use elevators. 
  • Check closed doors for heat by using the back of your hand on the doorknob.
  • Stay low to avoid smoke inhalation. 
  • Remember STOP, DROP, and ROLL if any part of you or your clothes catches fire.
  • Get to a safe distance from the building.
  • Call 911.