Mission and Goals

Mission / Vision Statement

College of Charleston Fire and Emergency Medical Services is dedicated to protecting life, property, and the environment through rapid efficient emergency response, proactive code enforcement, modern fire prevention methods, and progressive public education on fire and life safety issues.

Mission Objectives

  • Protect and save lives
  • Protect and save property
  • Extinguish the fire and mitigate the situation
  • Serve and satisfy the customer

Self Assessment Goals

  • Provide timely responses to requests for fire and emergency medical services responses.
  • Mutual aid agreements will be maintained with surrounding jurisdictions for fire and emergency medical services operations.
  • Provide a safe campus environment.
  • Minimize the frequency and severity of accidental fires through progressive fire prevention activities and education programs.

Programs and Services

  • Fire and EMS Emergency Response
  • Fire Prevention & Education
  • Response Staff Training
  • Occupancy Preplanning
  • Pre-construction & Renovation Plan Review
  • Campus Occupancy Fire & Life Inspection
  • Off-Campus Occupancy Fire & Life Safety Inspection
  • Emergency Preparedness and Planning
  • Administration Support and Procurement
  • Employee and Systems Regulatory Compliance