Emergency Management


Welcome to York County Government's page for the Office of Emergency Management.  Our office is staffed with fully trained and skilled professionals to act as liaisons between the State Emergency Management Division and other state agencies during disasters. Locally we work with Municipal Law Enforcement, York County Sheriff’s Office, EMS, Fire Departments and others, coordinating the planning, response, recovery and mitigation activities for natural and manmade disasters. In addition, the office coordinates with Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing and Human Services groups such as American Red Cross, Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Salvation Army and United Way to care for the citizens and visitors in York County.



  •     Emergency and Disaster Operations Planning
  •     Disaster consequence reduction programs 
  •     Emergency Response Coordination
  •     Coordination of rescue/EMS system
  •     Hazardous materials coordination
  •     Catawba Nuclear Station emergency planning
  •     SARA Title III regulation and reporting





MIssion Statement

To provide the residents of York County with a comprehensive, integrated and coordinated public safety program through which Homeland Security is coordinated, risks are reduced, emergency services delivered, and consequences of events managed to make our community a safe place to live, work, and play.

Gary Loflin
Interim Director of Emergency Management
149 W. Black St.
PO Box 12430
Rock Hill, SC  29731-2430
Phone: (803) 326-2300
Fax: (803) 324-7429
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Contact Infomation

Interim Director:
Gary Loflin

Mailing Address:
P O Box 12430
Rock Hill SC  29731-2430

Physical Location:
149 W Black St
Emergency Operations Center
Rock Hill SC  29730

Phone: (803) 326-2300
Fax: (803) 324-7429

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

Staff Contacts

Ann Jarman

GIS/Information Services
Tina Davis

Emergency Management Coordinator
Mike Channell

Plans/Reviewer/ICS Training 
Leslie Brakefield

Cory Cronin


What should I do if we have an earthquake?
In 1886 a major earthquake occurred in the Charleston area.  York County was effected.  South Carolina conducts earthquake training and drills annually. 
Can York County be hit by a Tsunami?
No, a tsunami is a surge of sea water and can only occur along the coast.
Where are the tornado shelters?
It is too dangerous to be out when a tornado warning has been issued, therefore attempting to go to a shelter could put the public in greater danger than staying where they are.  The safest thing to do during a tornado warning is to go to a center room on the lowest point of the structure away from windows and doors and shelter-in-place.