Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating Beaufort County's preparation for and response to emergency situations. To adequately address these potential threats, whether man-made or natural, the Emergency Services Department maintains the county's emergency management framework, which outlines emergency response functions.
When Beaufort County activates the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), staff works with the County departments as well as various city, state and federal agencies to respond effectively and quickly to provide for the continuity of services to the public.
Emergency Services is the Beaufort County Department charged with providing help and support to the citizens and visitors of Beaufort County during times of personal and large-scale emergency. In addition, Emergency Services is responsible for coordinating the response efforts of the various agencies that act in an emergency capacity on the day to day level as well as during major catastrophic events.
Overall leadership of Emergency Services is provided by the Director/Coordinator who is responsible for all of the ongoing operations of the department. The department is organized into (3) mission areas by the services provided.
The Office of the Fire Marshal is responsible for enforcing the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code, conducting fire inspections, reviewing plans for new building construction with the exception of private use agricultural buildings and residential homes I & II, fire/arson investigations, county fire departments coordination and hazardous materials response. The Fire Marshal's Office operates during business hours for routine services, but is on call 24 hours every day.
Nicknames "EMS", Emergency Medical Services crews assess and treat medical emergencies throughout Beaufort County and transport sick and injured patients to area hospitals when necessary.
EMS is staffed 24 hours of every day.