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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County Cuts Ribbon on Administration Building Expansion

County Cuts Ribbon on Administration Building Expansion

Jenna Ley JamisonFebruary 23, 20215 min read

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 JamisonSeptember 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…

Berkeley County Offices Closing at 2 p.m.

Berkeley County Offices Closing at 2 p.m.

hmoldenhauerAugust 3, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (August 3, 2020) — All Berkeley County Offices will close at 2 p.m. Monday, August 3 due to Tropical Storm Isaias. This closure includes the Berkeley County Courthouse, Libraries, Animal…

COVID-19 Testing Site in Huger Scheduled Today CANCELLED

COVID-19 Testing Site in Huger Scheduled Today CANCELLED

Jenna Ley JamisonMay 27, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Wednesday, May 27, 2020) – The COVID-19 testing that was scheduled to occur today at the Cainhoy Community Center in Huger has been cancelled due to the threat of flooding…

Berkeley County Returns to OPCON 3 Monday, May 18

Berkeley County Returns to OPCON 3 Monday, May 18

Jenna Ley JamisonMay 18, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, May 18, 2020) – Berkeley County is scheduled to return to OPCON Level 3, or normal operating conditions, at noon today. The County continues to work with local, state…

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