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.

Local Emergency Information

Berkeley County Basic CERT Class

*** Berkeley County is hosting a Basic CERT Class on Thursday nights at Del Webb Resort 325 Palmetto Drive, Summerville, SC 29483. If you or anyone you know of in the Tri-county area are interested in taking the class or if you are a trained CERT member wanting to assist please contact Lori Kidwell at 843-719-4168 lori.kidwell@berkeleycountysc.org or Tanya Robison 843-719-4166 Tanya.robison@berkeleycountysc.org

  • Thursday, Sep 7, 6:00 – 9:00 – Introduction to CERT and Terrorism
  • Tuesday, Sep 14, 6:00 - 9:00 – Fire Safety & Medical Operations - Hands-On
  • Tuesday, Sep 21, 6:00 – 9:00 – Medical Operations – Hands-On
  • Tuesday, Sep 28, 6:00 – 9:00 – Light Search and Rescue and Cribbing
  • Tuesday, Oct 5, 6:00 – 9:00 – – Fire, Medical, and SAR/Cribbing – Berkeley County Training Center– Hands-On
  • Tuesday, Oct 12, 6:00 – 9:00 – – CERT Organization & Disaster Psychology / Exam
  • Tuesday, Oct 19, 6:00 - 9:00 – – Disaster Scenario / Practical - Berkeley County Training Center – Hands-On

Charleston County Basic CERT Class

The Charleston County Emergency Management Department will start the next series of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) classes in January 2018 on the Thursdays listed below from 6:00-9:00 PM. They will be held at the Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad Headquarters, 2521 Rescue RD, North Charleston, 29405. The facility is located behind Wow Cable off Dorchester RD.

  • January 11th - Intro to CERT/Disaster Preparedness
  • January 18th - CERT Organization
  • January 25th - Medical Operations 1
  • February 1st - Medical Operations 2
  • February 8th - Fire Safety
  • February 15th - Search and Rescue
  • February 22nd - Disaster Psychology/Communications
  • March 1st - Terrorism/Equipment Issue/Final Exam
  • March 8th - Final Exercise

If you are interested in attending the class, please contact Brock Clary (bclary@charlestoncounty.org) with Charleston County EMD to request an application.

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 CERT make a donation image 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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