Oconee County Emergency Services added 34 new photos — attending an event at 1201 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3212, United States.
5 days ago
#teamoconee @ 1st Annual Firefighters Foundation Stair Climb ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
#teamoconee lined up for the 1st Annual Firefighters’ Foundation Stair Climb. #SCFR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Congratulations to WYFF’s Allyson Powell who was recognized by the SC Firefighters’ Association for her work in helping to support the mission of the fire service by bringing life saving stories to our communities. #SCFR18 ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services shared GHS EMS - Oconee's post.
2 weeks ago
Folks, you may have seen the latest edition to the fleet here in Oconee. Following a consolidation of administrative and Clinical services with Mobile Care Ambulance Service, a sister EMS provider within GHS, this vehicle was brought to Oconee to allow the Paramedic Shift Supervisor to respond to calls for service as a 3rd patient care provider or as the primary care provider if a transport unit was not readily available.
This is just one example of how YOUR
EMS Service has enacted the Mission, Vision and Values of the Greenville Health System
Mission: Heal compassionately. Teach innovatively. Improve constantly.
Vision: Transform health care for the benefit of the people and communities we serve.
Values: Together we serve with integrity, respect, trust and openness. ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services shared US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC's photo.
2 weeks ago
Oconee County Emergency Services added 14 new photos.
3 weeks ago
Before daylight this morning, 9 team members headed out to help our brothers and sisters in Oconee County, Ga. with two teenagers who are presumed to have drown in a popular local swimming hole. These team members assisted with operating a remote camera and later diving in the area immediately downstream of a low head dam.
While we were more than happy to assist, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the responders and families involved. ... See MoreSee Less
Casey Wood Stingray Christopher Tammy Christopher
A horrible job I am thankful some people are willing to do.
We appreciate all you guys and gals do
Please pray for all the families involved.
Thoughts and prayers
Oconee County Emergency Services shared Anderson County HazMat Team's post.
3 weeks ago
Personnel with Anderson County HazMat, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and Oconee County Emergency Services learning risk-based response protocol for fentanyl incidents with DrugIQ from Federal Resources. ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services shared South Cove County Park's photo.
3 weeks ago
Nothing like the view from the rocking chair on the back porch. #southcovecountypark #visitoconeesc #lakekeowee ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services added 4 new photos.
3 weeks ago
Thank you Congressman Jeff Duncan for coming by and visiting with our team. Your words of “thanks” go along way and mean a lot. We appreciate your service and representation of first responders and community.
One County, One Mission! ... See MoreSee Less
What do you do on a Tuesday morning after a tough weekend? We train. Right back at it with a training session presented by Assistant State Fire Marshal Nathan Ellis on the rules and regulations regarding occupancy inspection.
Thanks to everyone who attended. ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome thanks for your service
1 month ago
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Oconee County.
US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 3:00 PM for RABUN-GA OCONEE-SC ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services added 3 new photos.
1 month ago
Shortly after 3 pm this afternoon, Oconee County Emergency Services was notified by a property owner of a potential problem with the drainage system supporting Bear Lake in Northern Oconee County. Bear Lake, which encompasses just shy of 50 acres, is located with in the Fiddler’s Cove neighborhood. Team members from our Emergency Management division met with homeowners and maintenance personnel at the site and where they found that the overflow and drainage pipe used to keep water from overflowing the earthen dam was not flowing properly and water was rising in the lake. In addition to the rising waters, the the discharge pipe failure had caused a small portion of the earth surrounding it to erode away. SCDHEC officials, who regulate these types of dams in SC, was requested to the scene. Their team conducted an assessment and determined that the problem with the drainage could potentially be occurring within the dam, not only at the outflow.
A portable pump has been put into operation to move water from Bear Lake into Mud Creek which makes up the lakes outflow. While the pump is helping to relieve the pressure on the dam, other plans have been made should the rains continue to cause the water level to rise. Should the pump and existing drain not suffice, the local homeowners group has made arrangements for a drainage ditch to be dug to allow water to flow from the lake. With this amount of flow, water in Mud Creek and Cheohee Creek could rise out of their banks in the location area. As required by SCDHEC, a flood inundation study indicates that two roads would be endanger of flooding but no homes would be in harms way. SCDOT has placed signs on Cheohee Valley Road and Tamasee Knob Road warning of the potential for flooding.
SCDHEC and Oconee County Emergency Services will continue to monitor the situation through out the night should the circumstances change. The roads in the Fiddler’s Cove neighborhood are tight single lane roads and the section that crosses the dam has been closed. We encourage those who live outside the neighbor hood to avoid the area as the roads are constricted more than normal.
While the drainage problem at Bear Lake is causing a problem locally for those living within the neighborhood, we want to reassure those in the area that the creek crossings on Cheohee Valley Road and Tamassee Knob Road are the only areas where high water would be expected should a large amount of water be released. No homes are within the inundation area.
For more information or questions, please contact Deputy Chief Scott Krein, Emergency Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (864)-710-7027.
Information specific to dams in South Carolina - www.scdhec.gov/environment/WaterQuality/DamsReservoirs/
Charles V. King
Oconee County Emergency Services
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I don't know where that is but glad you got to it in time.
Thanks for the info
Monty Joseph Gina Joseph
Katherine Kincaid Allen
I told y’all it was a crazy amount of rain.
Kelli Cobb Owens
Rebecca Park Powell!
I’ve only seen two people from our neighborhood out there working themselves to death in this heat to try and fix the problem. Thank you so much too Bob Owens & Terry Angermair! They have been sacrificing their time & livelihoods to stay here working. I know they are exhausted. And Thankyou to DHEC & the fire dept & water company & all the officials out here trying so hard to fix this problem.
Is this a private lake
It's on cheohee valley rd beside the new Mexican restaurant. It's not Salem.
Renea Barrett Childs
It’s probably good idea while we’re doing this maintenance, & we have the road over the dam closed, to stay off the lake... just to be on the safe side.
Not everyone is able bodied enough to help including myself. Thankyou so much to all the wonderful friends who were concerned enough to offer water or food. Or came by to check on Bob & Terry to make sure they were ok. And so many who are concerned but unable to get out to offer their support to all the people working so hard. Thankyou!