In the event of a chemical spill or other biohazard immediately call 9-1-1
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.
MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, March 16)- Berkeley County leadership has met with county directors and elected officials throughout the day to develop a plan for County operations in response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).…
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…
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,…
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…
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…