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

Explore

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 Hurricane Dorian Update #4

hmoldenhauerSeptember 23, 20193 min read

Berkeley County Closes Government Offices MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, September 2)- Berkeley County held a press conference at 10 a.m. today, with the Berkeley County Sheriff, County Supervisor, Berkeley County School Superintendent, County…

Berkeley County Hurricane Dorian Update #3

hmoldenhauerSeptember 23, 2019

Berkeley County Issues State of Emergency Declaration MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Sunday, September 1) Berkeley County Council issued a State of Emergency declaration at the County Committee and Council meeting Sunday, September 1 at…

Berkeley County Hurricane Dorian Update #2

hmoldenhauerSeptember 23, 2019

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Sunday, September 1) Berkeley County Council will meet at 2 p.m. today to further discuss County preparations ahead of the storm. OPERATING CONDITION: Berkeley County will move to OPCON 1…

Berkeley County Hurricane Dorian Update #1

hmoldenhauerSeptember 23, 2019

Emergency Operations Moves to OPCON 2 MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Saturday, August 31) Berkeley County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will move to OPCON 2 at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019. OPCON 2 means…

Comments are closed.

Font Resize
Contrast
X