Military representatives across South Carolina met with state and county emergency managers for a disaster preparedness seminar hosted by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.
During the seminar on Tuesday, participants discussed the best practices and lessons learned from previous natural disasters such as hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes, and floods. The seminar included remarks by Major General Van McCarty, Adjutant General for South Carolina, and Kim Stenson, SCEMD Director.
Stenson said this seminar aims to identify areas for improvement in disaster response.
" When emergencies impact South Carolina, it is crucial to have well-trained people who can respond promptly, " said Stenson.
Representatives from various military branches, including the State Guard, S.C. National Guard, United States Army, United States Army Reserve, Marine Corps, and Air Force, attended the event.
The seminar also previewed an upcoming full-scale disaster preparedness exercise called "All Shook Up." The statewide exercise will simulate a major earthquake hitting South Carolina. The exercise aims to test the preparedness of state, local, and military officials. It is scheduled for March 12-14.