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There are many volunteer organizations in and around Vinton County waiting for someone like you to join their teams. Some opportunities are listed below:


American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio

100 S. May Avenue
Athens, OH 45701



Vinton County Volunteer Fire Departments:

McArthur - Chief Curt Russ- 740-596-2346

Hamden - Chief Jayson Potts - 740-384-2651

Wilkseville - Chief John Wood - 740-669-6471

Zaleski - Chief Mark Peters - 740-596-5049

Harrison Twp. - Chief Dale Cartee - 740-887-2727

For more information on becoming a firefighter visit: Ohio State Firefighters' Association


RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteers Program)

P.O. Box 787

1 Pinchot Lane

Athens, OH 45701



Vinton County Sheriff's Office

106 S Market Street

McArthur, OH 45651



If you are passionate about helping others and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, then you can make a difference in your community today! Whether you have documented, specialized skills and credentials, or no experience whatsoever, there is a way you can help.


Current announcements from the EMA


                                         Siren Test : Test occur on the last Monday of each month at 12 noon. 

Mitigation Plan Update

The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency is currently looking at updating the Vinton County Mitigation Plan. We would like to have your input into this process by offering the ability to place information into the upcoming plan. If you would like to have input inton this plan please read over the 2016 plan then eithier email what you would like to see changed or you can send me your thoughts on changes at Vinton County EMA 106 S.Market Street McArthur, 




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