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For Emergencies


Dial 911!


If you are unable to call, or fear that doing so may result in harm to yourself or others, you can send a text to "911." However, a voice call is preferable if you are able to do so safely.



For Non-Emergent Inquires or Requests

(304) 586-0246



Emergency Management

Frank Chapman


(304) 586-5370 - Option 2


Email Frank Chapman


E-911 Deputy Director

Kris Gibson


(304) 586-5370 - Option 4


Email Kris Gibson


Mapping and Addressing


(304) 586-5370 - Option 1


Email Mapping and Addressing


Career Opportunities

Putnam County Office of Emergency Management periodically has opening for qualified individuals. Please complete an application to begin the process.


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About Our 911 Center


Where is the Putnam County E-911 Center located?

The Putnam County E-911 Center is located near the Putnam County Courthouse. The physical address of the E-911 Center is 100 Emergency Lane, Winfield, WV 25213.



What type of equipment and technology is used in the Putnam County E-911 Center?


Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System – Caliber InterAct

Radio Equipment – Motorola MCC5500

Phone System – Airbus Cassidian

The Putnam County E-911 Center also can receive text-to-911. Text-to-911 can be a useful tool for emergencies that a person is in a position that they cannot talk. However, anytime a person can speak, voice 911 calls are recommended

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We Are Weather-Ready

Ambassador of NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation initiative.


Putnam County 911 / Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is an official Ambassador of NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation initiative!


The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.


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