This site has been developed by the Tyler County Office of Emergency Management and the Local Emergency Planning Committee. It is intended to be a source of information for local citizens, volunteers and responders.

Our Team

Tyler County OEM Team

Tyler County OEM has followed the FEMA Whole Community approach to emergency management. Over the past 20 years a team has been developed that includes volunteers, government agencies and businesses.

The groups include volunteers from several disciplines including search & rescue, Medical Reserve Corps, the Tyler County Commission, mayors of Middlebourne,  Sistersville, Friendly, and Paden City, local  public service districts, Tyler County Board of Education, Emergency Response Team(CERT), cooking crew, Tyler County Amateur Radio Organization, Project Lifesaver and the technology folks. Tyler OEM also works with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). We have active volunteers from many counties in WV and the surrounding area. We are also closely connected to nearly every county in WV through our friendship with all the other emergency management agencies!

Tyler OEM works closely with government agencies such as WV Dept. of Homeland Security, Senator Manchin’s Office, WV State Administrative Agency, Volunteer WV, National Weather Service, and the Department of Environmental Protection. Local government partners include Wetzel/Tyler Health Department, and Sistersville Hospital.

Business partners include AA Supply LLC, Ace Hardware, Barb’s Diner, Boggs Pizza, KoolAids, Myers Funeral Home, Office Depot., REPS Inc.,The Fort, WV Northern Community College, Tyler Star News, and Witschey’s Supermarket. Tyler County OEM also works closely with the well industry and the local chemical industry.

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