Emergency Response Team
The primary function of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) of Williamsburg County School District is to insure the health, safety and welfare of our students and faculty. Accordingly, the district has developed a Readiness and Emergency Management Plan for Schools, based on outlined by the United States Department of Education.
It is our strong belief that 'practice' and 'drills' throughout the year will enhance the school's readiness to respond in the event of an emergency.
The School District of Williamsburg County has also developed a unified Crisis Management plan. The plan is based on the National Incident Command System, as recommended by the Homeland Security Agency (HSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Federal Government. A plan has also been adopted specific to each school, modeled after HSA and FEMA recommendations.
The District continues to foster a positive relationship with the agencies responsible for safety in our communities. These agencies include the Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division, law enforcement, and fire departments.
Through these collaborative efforts, our Crisis Management Plans are updated on an as needed basis to reflect the latest best practices. Again, regular 'practice' and 'drills' are the expected norm in an effort to maintain an acceptable level of readiness to respond in the event of an emergency.
Always make 911 your first call in case of a life threatening emergency.