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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

To Join the Colleton CERT, contact Fire-Rescue Headquarters at 843-539-1960

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 Energy 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







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Fire-Rescue Headquarters

Hurricane Information

National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center

Evacuation Route Information


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Email us at: info@colletonfire.com