Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Colleton County Fire-Rescue continues to monitor the track and intensity of Hurricane Irma.  We continue to make our equipment and apparatus fully ready for the storm.  We are also continually planning for increases in staffing if necessary.

In the event that Governor McMaster orders an evacuation, it is important that Colleton County citizens know the zone in which their homes are located. 

You can find the zone for your house at the following URL:

Remember: If an evacuation order is given, it is likely that emergency services will be moved from those areas.  If you do not comply with the evacuation order, you will have very limited or perhaps no access to fire, police, and emergency medical services for an extended period of time.  It is quite literally a matter of life and death that you comply with directions given by local officials and evacuation orders.
Consider packing these items in a hurricane survival kit.

Food and water

Stock a 3-day supply for each family member including pets. Store in sealed, unbreakable containers. Identify the expiration date and replace every six months.
Bottled Water - At least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days. Don't forget to add water for your pets, too.
Water Purification Tablets - These can be ordered at
Non-Perishable Foods - At least enough for 3 to 7 days. You may need to make special consideration for infants or the elderly.
High-Energy Packaged Foods - Peanut butter, crackers, nuts, raisins and dried fruits, snacks, cookies, etc.
Packaged Juices - Cans or Cartons
Canned Prepared Meats
Canned Prepared Foods
Baby Food and Baby Formula
Pet Food (Note: Many shelters do not allow pets.)
Powdered or Canned Evaporated Milk
Special Dietary Needs

Important supplies

Toilet Paper and Moist Towelettes
Baby Diapers and Wet Wipes
Sponges and Paper Towels
Soap and Shampoo
Toiletries - Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant
Change of Clothing - At least one change for each person
Rain Gear - Ponchos, Umbrellas, Boots
Blankets, Sleeping Bags and Pillows
Flashlights - One flashlight per person with one extra package of batteries each.
Battery-Powered Radio - Don't forget extra batteries
Alarm Clock Portable Cooler/Ice Chest
Bleach - Pure, unscented liquid
Can Opener - Hand-operated
Utility Knife
Pots, Pans, Cooking Spoons
Disposable Plates, Cups, Utensils
Sterno Cans Butane Lighters and Waterproof Matches - Keep in plastic bags to protect
Portable Barbecue Grill or Camping Stove
Charcoal and Lighter Fluid or Stove Fuel
Pet Carriers, Bowls, Leashes, Chain and Stake
Plastic Grocery Bags - You'll use them for everything!
Mobile Device Chargers and Power Supplies

Important Documents

Driver's License or Photo ID - For each person Important
Phone Numbers - Updated address book
Home Video/Photos for Insurance
Extra Set of Car Keys
List of Important Family Information - Serial numbers of medical devices such as pacemakers, etc.

Health Needs

Prescription Medication - A two-week supply if possible
Doctor and Pharmacy Contact Information
Medical Paperwork - Including insurance cards, a copy of all prescriptions and a list of known allergies
Pain Relief and Anti-Diarrhea Medications
First-Aid Kit
Insect Repellent
Feminine Hygiene Products and Birth Control 

Families with autistic children: Click here to view a list of things to bring if evacuating.


All Colleton County citizens are strongly urged to closely monitor local news outlets / weather updates and comply with directions from local officials and evacuation orders, if they occur. 

Information from the National Hurricane Center can be found at the following URL:

Hurricane Guides from S.C. Emergency Management can be found at the following URL: