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.

Latest News

Post List #4

Berkeley County COVID-19 Update #2

hmoldenhauerMarch 13, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Friday, March 13, 2020) — Berkeley County Emergency Management officials continue to proactively prepare for cases of the coronavirus, officially called novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). President Donald Trump declared…

Berkeley County Prepares for COVID-19 Update #1

Berkeley County Prepares for COVID-19 Update #1

Jenna Ley JamisonMarch 9, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, March 9, 2020) — Berkeley County Emergency Management officials are proactively preparing for cases of the coronavirus, officially called novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of Monday, March 9,…

Berkeley County Seeking Community Input on Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan

Jenna Ley JamisonMarch 5, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Wednesday, March 4, 2020) — Berkeley County is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan, with assistance from the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), and is seeking public…

Berkeley County Government and Sheriff’s Office Launch New Websites

Berkeley County Government and Sheriff’s Office Launch New Websites

hmoldenhauerFebruary 11, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Tuesday, February 11, 2020) — Berkeley County Government launched a new website this week, showcasing many new features that will better serve Berkeley County citizens. Additionally, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office’s…

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