Emergency Management

P.O. Box 1509
1509 Grays Hwy
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: 843-726-7607 
Fax: 843-726-7966
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00 PM
Email: emergencymanagement@jaspercountysc.gov

What can you do to prepare for an emergency?

Have a family emergency plan. A family emergency plan will let the members of your family know what to do in the event of an emergency.

The plan should contain:

  • Emergency contact numbers for the members of your family, the police department, fire department, emergency medical services, utility providers, and poison control.
  • A map showing the escape routes from your house, and the assembly points so you can find each other after you get out of the house.
  • A list of contact numbers for family members and friends outside of the immediate area that can be called in case local telephone systems are tied up.
  • The location of your family disaster kit, and the checklist that keeps the contents of the kit up to date. 

Possible major disasters in South Carolina include:  

Hurricanes Earthquakes
Tornadoes Hazardous Materials
Floods Terrorism
Fires Drought
Thunderstorms Nuclear Power Plants
Wildfires Severe Winter Weather
Dam Failure Extreme Heat

To learn more about the possible disasters and what you can do to guard against them click links above.

The Information provided above by the South Carolina Emergency Management website. 


Important Contacts:

SC Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)

Public Information Phone System (PIPS) 1-866-246-0133 (activated as needed / Spanish interpreters available)

National Hurricane Center-----The Official Website of the State of SC

SC Department of Insurance 803-737-6160 or 803-768-3467

American Red Cross 1-866-438-4636 -----Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

DHEC Care Line 1-855-472-3432----- SC Salvation Army 704-522-4970 

SC Department of Transportation 855- GO-SCDOT (855-464-2367---- SC Department of Public Safety (Emergency Traffic Network)