Fire-Rescue's Emergency Management Division (EMD) is responsible for developing emergency response plans and coordinating/implementing those plans during an emergency. CCFR-EMD works closely with state and local officials in four key areas: Preparation, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.
A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items a family would probably need to stay safe and be more comfortable during and after a disaster. Consider having emergency supplies in each vehicle and at your place of employment.
- Three-day supply of nonperishable food and manual can opener.
- Three-day supply of water (one gallon of water per person, per day).
- Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries.
- Flashlight and extra batteries.
- First aid kit and manual.
- Sanitation and hygiene items(hand sanitizer, moist towelette, and toilet paper).
- Extra clothing and blankets.
- Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils.
- Photocopies of identification and credit cards.
- Cash and coins.
- Special needs items such as prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens solution, and hearing aid batteries.
- Items for infants, such as formula diapers, bottles, and pacifiers.
- Tools, pet supplies, a map of the local area, and other items to meet your unique family needs.
To see Online Documents for a map of the Evacuation routes out of the County please click here.
There is currently one primary school that serves as a Hurricane Evacuation Shelter:
- Colleton County High School, 150 Cougar Nation Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488
South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Emergency Management Division Hurricane Information
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Website (for Emergency Notifications)
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Emergency Management Division Website (for Preparedness Resources)
Register for Code RED Emergency Notifications (Early-Warning Severe Weather Alerts and Emergency Notifications to your Mobile Device)