Emergency Preparedness

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. The Office of Emergency Management is committed to helping the community be better prepared for emergencies.



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Who We Are

The Greenville County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), a function of the County Council, is responsible for planning, integrating, and implementing all emergency management and Homeland Security related activities for Greenville County.

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The Office of Emergency Management coordinates the community's efforts to prepare for, respond to, and recover from large-scale emergencies and disasters such as floods, communications failures, terrorism, and other hazards.

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The day-to-day supervision of the Office of Emergency Management is assigned to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. The Director and Deputy Director are full-time Commissioned South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers. Emergency Management falls under the direction of the Administrative Services Division and is charged with coordinating Greenville County’s response to natural and/or man-made disasters.

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Winter Weather
When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, so you may have to cope with power failures and icy roads.