Regional Emergency Management

 Email | Monday, 08 August 2016 14:33 |


The mission of the regional emergency management program is to represent the state emergency management program at the local level, enabling effective preparation for, and efficient response to, emergencies and disasters in order to save lives, reduce human suffering and reduce property loss.  The REM staff coordinate with county emergency management personnel on plan enhancement, training, exercise development and evaluation.  The REM staff also ensures stakeholders are aware of current programs, training, exercise and grant opportunities available to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of programs.  They assist and ensure programs are developed to include the concepts of the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System.  REMs also develop capability assessments for county use in identifying shortfalls and coordinate plans for improvement.  In concert with local officials, REMs develop training specific to county emergency management personnel on crisis management software such as WebEOC.  REMs coordinate the implementation of various recovery programs; to include damage assessment team workshops and seminars.  Our REMs will act as the state's link between county emergency managers during actual emergencies and serves as a liaison to the State Emergency Operations Center. 


Emergency Management Planning Regions in South Carolina


 EM Region 1

(Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Anderson, Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick, Edgefield counties)
Scot Yarbrough, Manager
David Garner, Coordinator


EM Region 2

(Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union and York counties)
Jim Moore, Manager
Emily Fish, Coordinator


EM Region 3

(Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda counties)
Bethany Morton, Manager
Pat Patterson, Coordinator


EM Region 4

(Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Lee, Marlboro, Marion counties)
Jim Grant, Manager
Gregroy Haselden, Coordinator


EM Region 5

(Berkeley, Charleston, Claredon, Dorchester, Georgetown, Orangeburg, Sumter, Williamsburg counties)
Brandon Ellis, Manager
Keith Hutton, Coordinator

EM Region 6

(Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton Jasper counties)
Gretchen Birt, Manager
 Larry Tucker,



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This page was last updated August 8, 2016


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