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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.
Berkeley County Government Releases 2023 Hurricane Guide
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, May 9, 2023) – Berkeley County Government has published its latest Hurricane Guide for the 2023 Storm Season. The guide is available in both English and Spanish. It’s also available for the first time in…
Five Fire Departments in Berkeley County Designated as “Fire Safe SC Communities”
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, April 14, 2023) – Berkeley County is proud to recognize five local fire departments serving the County that Fire Safe South Carolina (FSSC) recently designated as “Fire Safe…
Berkeley County Approved for Separate Federal Loan Assistance Programs After Ian
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, December 28, 2022) – Berkeley County has been approved for two separate federal loan assistance programs to help cover the cost of damages sustained by Hurricane Ian this…
Berkeley County Announces Upcoming Holiday Closures & Hours
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, December 5, 2022) – Berkeley County Government announces its upcoming closures and unique hours for its various facilities during this holiday season. GOVERNMENT OFFICES: All County Government offices…
Berkeley County Working to Secure Disaster Recovery Funding for Ian Damage
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, October 17, 2022) – Berkeley County Emergency Management Department is working to secure disaster recovery funding from state and federal agencies for residents impacted by Hurricane Ian last…