cclogo img img
dot Home
dot News Releases
dot Meetings Calendar
dot Employment
dot Departments
dot Voting Information
dot Online Services
dot Financial Reports
dot Tax Info
dot Office Locations
dot Phone Directory
dot Holidays Schedule
dot Contact Us
dot Request Info (FOIA)
dot County Stats
dot Site Map
dot Links
dot Arts & Entertainment
dot CARTA Transit System
dot County Library
dot County Parks
dot Elections / Voter Registration
dot Greenbelt
dot School District
dot Sex Offenders Search
dot Sheriff's Office
dot Traffic Cam
dot Transportation Sales Tax
dot United Way 24-hour hotline
dot Visitor Information
dot Zoning & Planning


dot City of Charleston
dot City of Folly Beach
dot City of Isle of Palms
dot City of North Charleston
dot Town of Awendaw
dot Town of Hollywood
dot Town of James Island
dot Town of Kiawah Island
dot Town of Lincolnville
dot Town of McClellanville
dot Town of Meggett
dot Town of Mount Pleasant
dot Town of Ravenel
dot Town of Rockville
dot Town of Seabrook Island
dot Town of Sullivan's Island
Handheld   Printer   XML   Email  


Community Emergency
Response Team

               Citizens Corps

Lowcountry CERT Is the CERT Members non- profit organization created to expand the CERT program in the tri - county area and raise funds for the on-going needs of locally trained CERTs.  In addition to continuing education, teams require equipment and other resources to remain prepared to assist in disasters.

For more information please go to



Charleston County is a member of the Lowcountry CERT program.


Training is coordinated by Emergency Management in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.


Adult Classes are offered throughout the year at no cost to anyone 18 years old or over to residents of the respective counties.


We also offer CERT training for teens through the Lowcountry Teen CERT program!


As classes are scheduled they will be posted on the Lowcountry CERT website at:


dot Disaster Animal Response Team

dot Upcoming Events


dot Charleston County Cert Member information and Pictures

CERTThe Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept was developed and implemented by the City of Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985. They recognized that citizens would very likely be on their own during the early stages of a disaster.

Accordingly, they decided some basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills would improve the ability of citizens to survive until responders or other assistance could arrive. Their training program proved to be so beneficial, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency felt that the concept and the program should be made available to communities nationwide.

On a local level, the S.C. Emergency Management Division sponsors training for representatives from each county to become certified to train individual CERT teams within their community.

CERT teams can be comprised of neighbors, fellow employees within an industry, schools, church groups, civic organizations, etc. To qualify as a neighborhood team, at least three members from a designated area or organization need to participate in and complete the training program.

This course is recommended for anyone interested in learning basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. This training will provide the participant with valuable skills needed to survive in a disaster or other life-threatening emergency.

Topics to be covered include disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue skills; as well as disaster psychology and teamwork.


dot dot dot dot

E-mail your comments or questions about this site to
Report technical problems with this site to
Scenic photos throughout this site provided by Alterman Studios, Charleston, South Carolina.
This is the official web site for Charleston County Government.
Copyright © 2000-2013, Charleston County, South Carolina. All rights reserved.
Legal Disclaimer |
Refund Disclaimer | Privacy Policy