COLLETON COUNTY, S.C.— The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Emergency Operations Center (108 Simmons Street, Walterboro). The LEPC is a federally mandated community-based organization that assist in preparing for emergencies, particularly those concerning hazardous materials. The LEPC is currently chaired by Ms. Ashley Jackson, Director of Emergency Preparedness for Colleton Medical Center. Local business and industry, particularly those that store or use hazardous materials, are valuable stakeholders that can ensure the success of the LEPC. The LEPC, which only meets quarterly throughout the year, is an excellent opportunity for local business and industry to connect with the Colleton County Fire-Rescue members. These Fire-Rescue members are charged with the emergency management duties in Colleton County and operate the Emergency Operations Center, with assistance from a multitude of other federal, state, and local agencies operating in various emergency support functions, during emergencies/disasters.
If you are a local business or industry with a need to reduce the time it takes to recover from an emergency or disaster, please plan to attend the next LEPC meeting on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Emergency Operations Center (108 Simmons Street, Walterboro). For more information, visit www.colletonfire.com/em/lepc or call the Emergency Operations Center at 843-549-5632.