To serve the citizens, residents, and visitors of Berkeley County through preparedness for natural, intentional, and technological hazards employing prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities through coordination of an integrated emergency management program.  

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Our Vision

To establish Berkeley County Emergency Management Department as a progressive leader in all – hazards preparedness to ensure a more resilient community.  

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 through the elements of preparedness.  
  • Coordinates the County Emergency Management training program and supports external partners in other training opportunities when and where able.  
  • Coordinates the County Emergency Management Exercise program and supports external partners in Exercise opportunities when and where able.
  • Operates the County Emergency Operations Center with various County staff and Emergency Support Functions to ensure coordination and support for disasters during response and Recovery Support Functions during the recovery spectrum of the disaster.  
  • Develops and maintains emergency plans including the Emergency Operations Plan, Recovery Plan, Mitigation Plan, and other relevant plans. 
  • Coordinates resource management for Berkeley County with preparedness activities, activities during a disaster, and support of mutual aid / automatic aid including execution of the Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement.  
  • Continuously implements the National Incident Management System for Berkeley County Government.  
  • Coordinates volunteer efforts of Emergency Management volunteers including the Community Emergency Response, Community Organizations Active in Disasters, and the Long-Term Recovery Group.  
  • Through partnerships internally and externally, develops a mitigation program with basis in the Mitigation Plan to reduce impacts of disasters before occurrence.  
  • Serves as the liaison and contract managers for the unincorporated area Berkeley County fire departments.  

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Berkeley County Government Releases Updated Hurricane Guide

Berkeley County Government Releases Updated Hurricane Guide

taylor.jamesMay 14, 20242 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, May 14, 2024) – Berkeley County Government has published an updated Hurricane Guide to reflect new hurricane evacuation zones in South Carolina. On May 9, 2024, South Carolina Emergency Management Division announced new hurricane evacuation…

Eight Fire Departments in Berkeley County Designated as “Fire Safe SC Communities”

Eight Fire Departments in Berkeley County Designated as “Fire Safe SC Communities”

Jenna Ley JamisonApr 8, 20242 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, April 9, 2024) – Berkeley County is proud to recognize eight local fire departments serving the County that Fire Safe South Carolina (FSSC) recently designated as “Fire Safe…

Berkeley County Government to Hold In-House Job Fair March 21

Berkeley County Government to Hold In-House Job Fair March 21

Jenna Ley JamisonMar 4, 20241 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, March 4, 2024) – Berkeley County Government is hosting an in-house job fair for open County positions on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.…

Berkeley County Announces Holiday Hours and Closures

Berkeley County Announces Holiday Hours and Closures

Jenna Ley JamisonDec 11, 20232 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, December 11, 2023) – All Berkeley County Government offices will be closed Friday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 26. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, December 27. Offices…

Cypress Gardens Hosting Berkeley County Public Services Day

Cypress Gardens Hosting Berkeley County Public Services Day

Jenna Ley JamisonOct 30, 20231 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, October 30, 2023) – Cypress Gardens will host Berkeley County Public Services Day on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. atthe park, located at…

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