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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.

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(843) 539-1960

Colleton County Fire-Rescue Emergency Management Division - Local Emergency Planning Committee

LEPC Mission Statement

The Colleton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) shall exist to drive continual improvement on issues relating to community health and safety by acting as a conduit for the flow of knowledge with the express purpose of better preparing citizens, private industry and local emergency response agencies for all hazardous emergency situations.


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LEPC meetings are held at 11:00 AM on the last Wednesday of February, May, August, and November at Fire-Rescue's Emergency Operations Center (108 Simmons Street, Walterboro).

Members include various local and state stakeholders such as medical facilities, state emergency management representatives, business and industry representatives, and local government and public safety officials.

2021 Meetings
February 24, 2021
May 26, 2021
August 25, 2021
November 24, 2019 November 17, 2021 *Third Wednesday to avoid Thanksgiving

LEPC Officers

Chair - Mrs. Ashley Jackson (Colleton Medical Center)

Vice-Chair - Dr. David A. Greene, Deputy Chief (Colleton County Fire-Rescue)

Secretary - Mrs. Adrienne Stokes (Colleton County Fire-Rescue)

LEPC Planning Objectives

  1. Build communication base
  2. Utilize resources of those involved so that members feel valued and useful
  3. Include LEPC in drills and exercises.
  4. Put a process in place for businesses or citizens to request the LEPC identify any hazardous materials near their homes or facilities
  5. Evaluate NIMS training levels for those working in EOC
  6. Ensuring a local hazards analysis is accomplished and includes hazmat incidents as well as potential off site effects of facility releases
  7. Including hazardous materials incident planning with local emergency plans
  8. Developing mutual aid agreements with surrounding jurisdictions (FF Mobilization and Statewide Mutual Aid Agreements)
  9. Develop LEPC website with link to information request
  10. Complete a commodity study to identify the most prevalent hazardous materials passing through Colleton County in transportation modes (road and rail).
  11. Procure speakers for LEPC meetings on the topics of active shooter incidents and decontamination
  12. Ensuring hazardous materials response capability assessments are accomplished and shortfalls identified
  13. Enhancing response capabilities through responder training
  14. Exercising hazmat response with realistic field exercises and table tops.







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