To serve the citizens of the County through effective planning for natural and man-made disasters. Our goal is to save lives and to protect property through coordination of an integrated emergency management system with all emergency response organizations, support services and volunteers.

Mission Statement

In the event of a chemical spill or other biohazard immediately call 9-1-1

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Department Functions

The Emergency Management Department continually works hard to ensure the County is prepared for any and all types of potential disasters.

This department performs numerous tasks, including:

  • Coordinates the development, maintenance, and testing of a comprehensive all-hazard emergency management program for Berkeley County.
  • Coordinates the County's emergency management training program.
  • Operates the Emergency Operations Center in conjunction with various County partners.
  • Identifies and works to mitigate hazards to the County.
  • Develops and maintains plans for emergency situation responses.
  • Coordinates the deployment of and requests for resources through the Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement.
  • Serves as the County's coordinating agency for hazardous materials response through partnership with the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
  • Oversees development and coordination of volunteer efforts through the Community Emergency Response Team and Volunteer Council.
  • Serves as the County's liaison to area fire departments.
  • Provides emergency response support to all County partners.

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Berkeley County Publishes Inaugural Hurricane Guide for 2022 Storm Season

Berkeley County Publishes Inaugural Hurricane Guide for 2022 Storm Season

Jenna Ley JamisonJun 1, 20222 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, June 1, 2022) – Berkeley County has published its inaugural Hurricane Guide for the 2022 Storm Season. Available in both English and Spanish, the Hurricane Guide has been…

Berkeley County Government Offices Closing Early on Friday, January 21

Berkeley County Government Offices Closing Early on Friday, January 21

Jenna Ley JamisonJan 20, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, January 20, 2022) – All Berkeley County Government Offices, the Courthouse, the County Landfill and all County Convenience Centers will be closing at 3 p.m. on Friday, January…

Five Rural Fire Departments Consolidating in Northern Berkeley County

Five Rural Fire Departments Consolidating in Northern Berkeley County

hmoldenhauerJun 24, 2021

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, June 24, 2021) – Five rural fire departments on the Northern end of Berkeley County are merging operations to save costs and improve services to citizens. The following…

County Cuts Ribbon on Administration Building Expansion

County Cuts Ribbon on Administration Building Expansion

Jenna Ley JamisonFeb 23, 2021

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (Tuesday, February 23, 2021) – Berkeley County’s new Administration Building expansion is officially open to the public. Together with local leaders and elected officials from across the Tri-County and state,…

FREE COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing in Goose Creek

FREE COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing in Goose Creek

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 14, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– (Monday, September 14, 2020) — The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), in cooperation with the S.C. National Guard, will be offering FREE COVID-19 drive-thru testing in Goose…

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