Emergency Management

LC_emerg_manag_logo_final_grayCOVID-19 UPDATE:

Please be advised that we are restricting access to the Emergency Operations Center located at 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster, SC 29720, effective immediately. This does NOT apply to Fire Rescue Volunteers or Career Individuals.  Staff will hand out fire reports and meet contractors outside on the patio area.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: South Carolina Forestry Commission has issued a STATE WIDE ban on any outdoor burning until further notice.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and Lancaster County Operations, go online to www.mylancastersc.org/COVID-19.

General Information

Emergency Management is a coordinated effort involving local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as volunteer organizations and businesses. These various entities assist citizens and their communities in preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and eliminating or reducing the effects of natural, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters. The primary goal of emergency management is to prevent injuries, save lives, and minimize property damage in your community.

Phases of Emergency Management

  • Mitigation - Foundation of emergency management. Activities designed to reduce or eliminate long-term risk
  • Preparedness - Ensure that when disaster strikes, emergency personnel can provide the best response
  • Response - Includes actions taken immediately after a disaster occurs
  • Recovery - Long-term – return community to “normal”  

Quick Links

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Community Emergency Response Teams