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Joshua Hawkins serves as the Director of Emergency Management in Anderson County, SC under the leadership of Anderson County Sheriff,  Chad McBride

Director Hawkins leads the County's emergency readiness, response and recovery efforts and brings over 15 years of firefighter, emergency medical response and incident command experience to the position. 

Hawkins works to ensure all County Emergency Operation Plans are up-to-date along with mutual aid agreements with municipalities and neighboring counties.


Director Hawkins previously served as the Deputy Director of Emergency Management for the Anderson County Sheriff's Office as well as a firefighter/engineer for the Anderson City Fire Department. 

Director Hawkins continues to serve the county as a Firefighter, Emergency Medical Responder,  Advanced Swift-water Rescue Technician, Rescue Diver, High Angle Rope Rescue Specialist,  Tactical Flight Observer, and Part 107 Drone Pilot. 

Director Hawkins is quoted saying "It is and has always been an honor to serve the citizens of Anderson County.  I was born in Anderson, have lived my entire life in Anderson and am dedicated to making our community a safer place.  It is a blessing to get to serve my home town." 



Anita Donley

Administrative Assistant


James McAdams,

Disaster Preparedness Specialist

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