Contact Information

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Brittany M. Barnwell

Director of Emergency Services

2893 Main Highway

Post Office Box 119
Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
Phone: (803) 245-4313
Fax: (803) 245-3109

barnwellbm@bambergcounty.sc.gov

 

Emergency Management

Department Functions

 

Bamberg County Emergency Management is responsible for coordination and operation of a county-wide, multi-hazard disaster preparedness program and helps to prevent the loss of life and property damage throughout Bamberg County attributable to all natural and man-made disasters.

 

We help to reduce human suffering and enhance Bamberg County's capability to recover from a natural or man-made disaster by providing the coordination of services and by improving the relationships with Federal, State and county agencies, local governments, volunteer organizations and the private sector to develop effective partnerships to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural or man-made disasters.

 

Finally, we work daily to enhance Bamberg County's Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop, maintain, coordinate, and lead emergency management activities to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural or man-made disasters.

BAMBERG COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES

Bamberg County Clerk of Court is adjusting operations until further notice. The public is encouraged to use phone calls, email, mail, or online services to conduct business with the Clerk of Court's office during the outbreak. Call 803-245-3025 for more information
 
Bamberg County Probate Court is closed to in-office visitors until further notice. The staff is still working but not accepting in-office visitors. Please call 803-245-3008 for more information.

Bamberg County DSS/DHHS is closed to in-office visitors until further notice. Employees are still in the office and can assist via phone (803) 245-4363 or email BambergWebsite@dss.sc.gov
 
Bamberg County Detention Center is suspending all visitation to inmates until April 30, 2020. Any questions should be directed to the Bamberg County Detention Center at 803-245-3020. 
 
Bamberg County Magistrate court is suspending jury trials until further notice. The Bamberg County Magistrate announced there are no changes with bond hearings. Any questions should be directed to the Magistrate's office at 803-245-3016.

Bamberg County General Sessions and Family Court are canceled until further notice. Jurors do not need to report to court. 
 
Per Governor Henry McMaster, all elections scheduled for March and April are postponed, including the City of Bamberg's special election on April 7, 2020. Bamberg County candidate filing will open at noon on March 16 and will close at noon on March 30. Please call the Bamberg County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 803-245-3028 with questions.
 
The ABBE Regional Library System will close all library buildings until April 5 with continuing evaluation.  Due dates on library materials will be extended and book drops will remain open. Any fines incurred during this period will be waived. Pick up deadlines for materials on hold will be extended. To learn more, please visit our Digital Branch Library at https://www.abbe-lib.org/digital/
 
The Bamberg County Office on Aging is no longer providing meals at their location on Log Branch Road in Bamberg. All meals will be delivered to homes with appropriate safety measures. The senior center is closed to the public but medical transportation is still available. Please call 803-245-3021 for more information.
 
These changes are to ensure public and staff safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The public is encouraged to call, email, or use the drive-through Treasurer's window, or online services via the Bamberg County website (www.bambergcounty.sc.gov) rather than attend offices in-person, whenever possible and practical. For more information, email info@bambergcounty.sc.gov or call 803-245-5191, or check the COVID-19 webpage on this site: http://www.bambergcountysc.gov/covid-19-updates