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 Working to Secure Disaster Recovery Funding for Ian Damage

Berkeley County Working to Secure Disaster Recovery Funding for Ian Damage

Jenna Ley JamisonOct 17, 2022

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…

Berkeley County 911, Dispatchers Receive Prestigious State-Level Awards

Berkeley County 911, Dispatchers Receive Prestigious State-Level Awards

Jenna Ley JamisonOct 13, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, October 13, 2022) – Berkeley County 911 Communications received multiple state-level awards this month at the Annual Fall Conference for theSouth Carolina Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)…

Berkeley County to Hold In-House Job Fair October 6

Berkeley County to Hold In-House Job Fair October 6

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, October 4, 2022) – Berkeley County Government is hosting an in-house job fair for open County positions on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.…

Emergency Response Vehicles Delayed in Berkeley County Throughout Ian

Emergency Response Vehicles Delayed in Berkeley County Throughout Ian

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 30, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, September 30, 2022) – Emergency responses across Berkeley County are currently delayed. Due to high winds, high-profile vehicles (i.e. ambulances, fire trucks, and utility vehicles) are periodically suspended…

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