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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, HazMat 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 I am dedicated to making our community a safer place.  It is a blessing getting to serve my home town." 



Cade Treffeisen

Deputy Director 

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Anita Donley

Administrative Assistant

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James McAdams,

Disaster Preparedness Specialist

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Howard Murphy,

Part Time

Emergency Management SME

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Kimrey Dillon,

Part Time

PA / FEMA Liaison  

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Austin Elgin

Part Time

Emergency Management Specialist

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Cheryl Bequette

Part Time

Hazard Mitigation Plan

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Jeremiah Hutchins

Part Time


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