Firefighting and emergency response in Louisa County is delivered by a full-time, paid fire and EMS staff in addition to seven volunteer fire departments and five volunteer rescue squads. The County Sheriff's Office operates a 9-1-1 operations center and coordinates communication with fire and rescue departments.
In a close-knit community like Louisa County, volunteer fire departments and rescue squads go the extra mile to assist fellow residents, and the community has a special appreciation for these volunteers.
Emergency preparedness is paramount with all fire and EMS departments, but more so in Louisa County. Since the North Anna Nuclear Power Station is located in the county, Fire and EMS regularly plan and prepare for emergencies under the Radiological Emergency Response Plan.