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Emergency Services

Welcome to the Orangeburg County, Office of Emergency Services! It's a great day in Orangeburg County!
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Office of Emergency Services (OES)

The Orangeburg County Office of Emergency Services was created in 1988. The office was originally the Emergency Preparedness Department.Emergency Management This new name reflects the additional roles and responsibilities of the office. When the County is threatened by a disaster or major emergency the Office of Emergency Services is the coordinating agency for response to the incident. We are responsible for developing plans to deal with the incidents and coordinating the response to them.

Management & Coordination:

  • Emergency Management Program
  • Hazardous Materials Program
  • Special Tactics and Rescue Team
  • Search and Rescue Task Force
  • Emergency Communications
  • Coordination with FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, and Citizen Corps/CERT

Crisis Response:

  • Natural disasters & severe weather
  • Hazardous materials events
  • Search events/missing persons
  • Public health emergencies
  • Transportation accidents
  • Specialized/technical rescues

To report storm damage to a structure Click Here.

Emergency Alert Program

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. For Further information Click Here

Office of Emergency Services Calendar

Check the calendar for upcoming training.

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Office of Emergency Services Info

Office of Emergency Services Staff:

  • Director of Emergency Services
  • Billy Staley
  • Phone: (803) 533-6265
  • Email: bstaley@OrangeburgCounty.org
  • Asst. Emergency Services DIrector
  • Christopher Murdaugh
  • Phone: (803) 539-2069
  • Email: CMurdaugh@OrangeburgCounty.org
  • Technical Support Officer
  • Larry Kemmerlin
  • Phone: (803) 533-6264
  • Email: lkemmerlin@OrangeburgCounty.org
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Tameka Berry
  • Phone: (803) 533-6264
  • Email: tberry@OrangeburgCounty.org
Emergency Management