Colleton County Fire-Rescue

Emergency Management Division - What is OpCon?

OpCon is Colleton County's Operational Condition and there are three levels as described below:

OpCon 3

Normal Operations.  The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is not activated, but EMD personnel continually monitor weather and emergency incidents.  When there is a possibility of an emergency or disaster occurring, the EOC may open and be staffed with a limited number of personnel.

OpCon 2

A disaster or emergency situation is likely.  The Colleton County Emergency Operations Center and Emergency Operations Plan may be partially or fully activated.

OpCon 1

A major disaster or emergency is occurring or is imminent (which is affecting Colleton County - i.e. transportation, communications, etc.).  The Colleton County Emergency Operations Center is fully activated and this is the highest response level.