CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH
The Emergency Management Division is led by Travis Glatki who is the current Emergency Manager for the City of Myrtle Beach. Travis earned a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management in 2017 and holds the distinction of being the first active duty firefighter to obtain the designation of South Carolina Certified Emergency Manager, SC CEM.
The Emergency Manager is the Leader of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC is the central command post where City leaders, government officials, and highly trained experts use state-of-the-art technology to coordinate emergency response, manage resources, and analyze data. The EOC is capable of being staffed and operational 24 hours a day/365 days a year no matter the circumstances.
The Emergency Management Division serves as the host facility for the Myrtle Beach Incident Management Type 3 All-Hazards Team. The IMT is a designated team of highly specialized personnel from different departments, organizations, agencies and jurisdictions who can be deployed throughout the country to manage major and/or complex incidents requiring a significant number of local, regional, and state resources.
The Emergency Management Division also serves on the Special Events Committee providing guidance when planning and operating special events in the City. These events are at times very complex and the Emergency Manager may decide to activate the EOC in order effectively manage them.
The Emergency Management Division’s primary responsibility is to ensure the City of Myrtle Beach is able to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of Natural and Human-Caused emergencies, disasters, and special events.
Measures designed ahead of time to provide protection such as the creation and implementation of plans, policies, and procedures.
Continuous cycle of planning, training, and exercising to ensure that when an emergency/disaster/special event occurs, personnel will be able to provide the best response possible.
Coordination, direction, and management of emergency services to ensure immediate measures are taken for life/property/environmental safety.
Restore critical community functions and bring the affected area back to normalcy. These actions may take place over the course of hours/days or maybe even weeks/months after an incident.
Actions taken to lessen the impact of unavoidable incidents in order to reduce loss of life and property.