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Colleton County Fire-Rescue's Emergency Management Division (EMD) is responsible for developing emergency response plans and coordinating/implementing those plans during an emergency. EMD works closely with state and local officials in four key areas: Preparation, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.

Fire-Rescue Headquarters
(843) 539-1960

The next CERT meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 11:00 at the EOC

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Colleton County Fire-Rescue's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is part of Fire-Rescue's Emergency Management Division and consists of volunteer personnel that are trained in disaster preparedness and basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  Through CERT, Colleton County Fire-Rescue's capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters are enhanced.  To volunteer for CERT, please contact Fire-Rescue Headquarters at (843) 539-1960. 


CERT members are trained to assist during emergencies/disasters in various roles.  Those roles include the following:

CERT meetings are held at 10:00 AM on the third Tuesday of each month at the Emergency Operations Center 108 Simmons Street, Walterboro).

Changes to CERT meeting dates, times and/or locations will be announced via email and text message.

  • Assisting the DSS and the Red Cross (ESF-6/11) at the Evacuation Shelter
  • Assisting Animal Services (ESF-17) at the pet shelter
  • Assisting Transportation (ESF-1) in relocating those without transportation means to evacuation shelters.
  • Assisting Donated Goods/Volunteer Services (ESF-18) with the operation of Points of Distribution (POD's) or coordinating volunteer activities.
  • Assisting with information distribution and coordination in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Assisting with Special Projects (Public Service Functions, Safety Campaigns, LEPC Activities such as Hazardous Materials Transportation Studies)

Emergency Support Function (ESF) #

Emergency Support Function (ESF)

Lead Agency in Colleton County

1

Transportation

Colleton County School District

2

Communications

Colleton County Sheriff's Office

3

Public Works

Colleton County Public Works

4

Fire

Colleton County Fire-Rescue

5

Planning

Colleton County Fire-Rescue

6

Mass Care

Colleton County DSS

7

Logistics

Colleton County Fire-Rescue

8

Health & Medical

Colleton County Fire-Rescue

9

Search and Rescue

Colleton County Fire-Rescue

10

Hazardous Materials

Colleton County Fire-Rescue

11

Mass Feeding

Colleton County DSS

12

Utilities

Colleton County Fire-Rescue

13

Law Enforcement

Colleton County Sheriff's Office

14

Recovery/Mitigation

Colleton County Administration

15

Public Information

Colleton County Administration

16

Traffic Management

South Carolina Highway Patrol

17

Animal Services

Colleton County Animal Control

18

Donated Goods / Volunteer Services

Colleton County Parks and Recreation

19

Military Support

South Carolina National Guard

24

Business / Industry

Local Businesses and Industries



Information

Preparedness

Mitigation

Response

Recovery

 

Current Weather Conditions at
Fire-Rescue Headquarters
 

Hurricane Information

National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center

Evacuation Route Information

 

In God We Trust

Email us at: info@colletonfire.com