Public Safety

Department of Fire and EMS

205 N. Roanoke Street, Suite 1,
Fincastle, VA 24090-4537

Located in the
Public Safety Building

Monday - Friday   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: (540) 473-2098
Fax:       (540) 473-8288

Emergency Notification System (ENS)


The Emergency Notification System will be used to deliver alerts to Botetourt County residents and businesses when there is a threat to public health and safety. It will provide official information about events such chemical spills, severe weather, evacuations, utility disruptions, missing persons, terrorist acts, or other emergencies.

  • new NEW! Automated Severe Weather Alerts now available.
    Residents and businesses must register online to receive these alerts.
    Landline phone numbers are NOT automatically included in this service.
    When you register, you may include multiple contact numbers (e.g. landline, cell phone, email and text messages).
  • Click on the button below to register:

Register Online

  • For assistance with registration, contact the Botetourt County Emergency Services office.


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Fire and Rescue Services


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Botetourt County is protected by 6 Volunteer Fire Departments, 5 Volunteer Rescue Squads and 1 career Rescue Squad, which operate between 5 AM and 5 PM, seven days a week. Covering over 548 square miles of varied terrain and population density, these groups are comprised of approximately 275 dedicated individuals who work closely together to provide the fastest and most advanced fire protection and EMS service possible. For information about volunteer opportunities, call the Volunteer Coordinator at 473-2098.

new Visit the Botetourt County Fire and EMS website.



  •  Fire and Rescue Emergency Dispatch:  911
  •  Poison Control Center:  (800) 222-1222



Emergency Communications / E911 Center

Emergency Communications Center

Completed in 2001, Botetourt County's new Emergency Communications Center is equipped with a high level of security, backup power and communications resources, and utilizes modern radio equipment and telephone systems. Well staffed at all times, the Center has exceptional mapping capabilities, allowing dispatchers to quickly locate both landline and wireless callers, and direct personnel to emergency scenes.

For additional information, contact: Nicole Manspile, (540) 473-8630.


Law Enforcement

Sheriff Patch

The Botetourt County Sheriff's Department provides police protection for the County as well as for the incorporated towns of Fincastle, Troutville, and Buchanan. Accredited through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, the force is comprised of 69 highly trained and dedicated law enforcement officers.

Botetourt County Sheriff's Office

P.O. Box 18

205 North Roanoke Street

Fincastle, VA 24090

(540) 473-8230

Animal Control

(540) 473-8230

Animal Resources

Dangerous Dog Registry


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Did You Know...

Fpo Did You Know

The Jefferson National Forest and the George Washington National Forest have over 70,000 acres in three Ranger Districts in Botetourt County. The National Forests make up 22 percent of the county's land area and offer great environments for hunting, hiking, fishing and bird watching.