Upcoming Events & Training

Please take advantage of the events and training to help you take these steps to get prepared:

  1. Get a kit of emergency supplies
  2. Make a plan of what you will do
  3. Be informed about what might happen
  4. Get involved in preparing your community

Having a plan and the tools in place to make it on your own for a period of time can be crucial! Ready Lowcountry partners will continue to organize events and training throughout the year. Be sure to check the schedule often as information is updated as soon as it becomes available.

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Local Emergency Information

Dorchester County- CERT Training

This training is offered free of charge to residents 18 years and older in the Tri-County area by the Dorchester County Emergency Management Department and will be held every Tuesday night for 8 weeks from 6-9pm beginning Tuesday, April 19th at the station of Dorchester County Fire Rescue Company #8 (532 Ridge Road, Ridgeville, SC 29483). Be sure to register soon, the course is limited to 30 participants. To register or for more information, please contact:

Matt McNamara
Office: 843-832-0341
Cell: 843-412-7176 mmcnamara@dorchestercounty.net

Charleston County CERT Classes

Charleston County is pleased to announce that it will host a combined Teen CERT and Adult Basic CERT class beginning in September. It will be held at Charleston County Rescue Squad 2521 Rescue Drive North Charleston, SC 29405. If you or someone you know is interested in taking the class, please have them contact Joe Coates at 843-746-3805 or by email jcoates@charlestoncounty.org. There will not be any fees for the class.

  • Thursday, September 22 @ 6:00-9:00 – Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness
  • Thursday, September 29 @ 6:00-9:00 – Unit 2 Fire Safety and Utility Controls
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6:00-9:00 – Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations 1
  • Thursday, October 13 @ 6:00-9:00 – Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations 2
  • Thursday, October 20 @ 6:00-9:00 – Unit 5 Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Thursday, October 27 @ 6:00-9:00 – Unit 6 CERT Organization
  • Thursday, November 3 @ 6:00-9:00 – Unit 7 Disaster Psychology
  • Thursday, November 10 @ 6:00-9:00 – Unit 8 Terrorism and Final Exam
  • Saturday, November 13 @ 9:00-1:00 – Disaster Simulation

2016 Summerville Flowertown Festival

LCERT is requesting volunteers for:

When: 8:30am to 6:00pm on Friday/Saturday April 1st, and 8:30am to 4:00pm Sunday, April 3rd

Where: Azalea Park, Summerville

Who: LCERT Volunteers have been requested to assist with providing safety patrols. Four (4) two person teams have been requested to circulate throughout the festival area each morning and afternoon of the event

How: If you are interested in volunteering,contact Matt McNamara at 843-412-7176 or please email (mmcnamara@dorchestercounty.net) the day and shift (morning or afternoon) you are available. If you cannot fill an entire shift, please indicate the times you are available.

2016 Flowertown Festival Dates & Shift Hours:
Friday, April 1st
8:30am - 1:30pm
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, April 2nd
8:30am - 1:30pm
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday, April 3rd
8:30am - 1:30pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Thank You Notes

Lowcountry CERT would like to thank those who have generously donated funds to the organization.

Thanks For Your Support

The Internal Revenue Service has granted LCERT tax exemption under section 501(c)(3).

Click the image above to make a donation using a credit card. Or mail your donation to:
Lowcountry CERT
C/O Charleston County
Emergency Management Dept
8500 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy
Ladson, SC 29456

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