CROSS, S.C.–The dedication of the new Berkeley County public safety building and the ribbon cutting for the new Berkeley County EMS Station 4 took place Thursday morning.
The state-of-the-art EMS station will complete the public safety building where a Berkeley County sheriff substation has been operational since late March.
“Berkeley County leaders are excited to see the public safety building near completion, showing our efforts to make emergency services accessible in all parts of the County,” said Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler. “It’s an extreme honor to be joined by U.S. Representative James E. Clyburn for this ceremony and we value his continued support in strengthening Berkeley County.”
Nearly two years ago, the building was severely damaged in the October floods of 2015 and some advised Berkeley County leaders to demolish the structure.
Instead of demolition, Berkeley County leaders worked hard to save the building. It was gutted, renovated and turned it into a new home for a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office substation and Berkeley County EMS station 4. The facility was renovated with County staff and budgeted funds from the County (no FEMA assistance).
Today that hard work was celebrated as Berkeley County leaders and U.S. Representative James C. Clyburn came together to dedicate the Cross public safety building to honor Rev. Corean Anderson and cut the ribbon on the new EMS station.
Rev. Anderson and her late husband Perry donated the property to the County decades ago to be used as a health center and now serve as a public safety building. She is a pillar in the Cross community, and Berkeley County, and even worked with Congressman Clyburn years ago.