Oconee County Emergency Services shared Life Flight's post.
1 day ago
In an effort to better serve our Georgia partners LifeFlight is day-basing on alternate days with the great folks at Franklin County EMS. This puts us very close for any scene or patient transfer needs in north-east Georgia, as well as keeping us within easy range of our fantastic customers and supporters in South Carolina!
Why use LifeFlight?
~ Blood AND Fresh Frozen Plasma on every flight along with TXA!
~ Fast Bell 407 helicopter with heavy-patient lift capability
~ Full auto-pilot for additional safety
~ Nurse & Paramedic team averaging 25 years of experience each!
~ Ventilator capability including CPAP and BiPap
~ Rapid Sequence Intubation with surgical and alternate airways
~ Adult & Pediatric video laryngoscopy
~ Mechanical CPR device for optimal in-flight cardiac arrest care.
Instrument-rated twin engine airplane for poor weather back-up transport capability ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services shared South Carolina EMS Association's post.
2 days ago
Training Opportunity ! ... See MoreSee Less
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Oconee County Emergency Services added 8 new photos.
4 days ago
Great work and training today with. Oconee County Emergency Services Wildland Strike Team. US Forest Service. SC Forest Service. Many Hands cleared and removed fire load around the County’s Radio Tower and many other tower. Great Team work. ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services shared School District of Oconee County's post.
1 week ago
Congratulations to all if the students who participated in this years Tornado Poster Contest. This project has been hosted by our Emergency Managment staff for many years in an effort to help children learn and prepare for tornadoes while at home or school.Eliora Cobb, grade 4, Northside Elementary, was selected as the Grand Prize winner in the recent Tornado Poster Contest conducted by Oconee County Emergency Services. In addition to a cash award of $50.00, Eliora also received a weather alert radio.
The purpose of the contest is to educate children on the dangers of tornadoes and make them aware of the protective actions that should be taken in the event of a tornado in their area.
First place winners received awards of $50.00 each and are as follows:
Grade 1: Roland Richardson, Orchard Park Elementary
Grade 2: Destiny McDonald, Walhalla Elementary
Grade 3: Kenya Martinez, Northside Elementary
Grade 4: Eliora Cobb, Northside Elementary
Grade 5: Carissa Frizalone, Walhalla Elementary
Second place winners received awards of $35.00 each and are as follows:
Grade 1: Hartley Campbell, Walhalla Elementary
Grade 2: Audrey Metler, Northside Elementary
Grade 3: Coby Wood, Tamassee-Salem Elementary
Grade 4: Kylie Thompson, Orchard Park Elementary
Grade 5: Ryleigh Gibson, Fair-Oak Elementary
The following students received honorable mentions and awards of $20.00 each:
Grade 1: Leaha Montes, Orchard Park Elementary
Grade 2: Belinda Garcia, Ravenel Elementary
Grade 3: Savannah Weston, Orchard Park Elementary
Grade 4: Ivy West, Northside Elementary
Grade 5: Liam McMillan, Fair-Oak Elementary
The winning posters will be on display in the County Administrative Building until the middle of April. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Thank you to all of the #teamoconee members who spent their weekend cold and wet in training to better serve our communities. We learned a ton and had a great time together. For those who were unable to attend, please reach out to those in the class for them to share a few nuggets they picked up. ... See MoreSee Less
It was a great class and a wonderful learning opportunity.
I agree. A special THANK YOU for your sacrifice and willingness to do better. One County One Mission
Oconee County Emergency Services added 6 new photos.
1 week ago
If it ain’t rainin’, we ain’t trainin’! That is certainly the way it feels here lately. Day three of rural water supply delivery training starts this morning. Team members are training on various scenarios for fires that occur in areas without fire hydrants.
More to come this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Change your clocks, change your batteries! Smoke detectors are a critical lifesaving device that should be in every home and business. But they can only make a difference if they work. Please follow the flow chart below to ensure your detector are working properly. ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services shared South Carolina Emergency Management Division's post.
2 weeks ago
Statewide tornado drill is this morning at 9 am? Do you have a plan for severe weather? If not visit ready.gov for important planning information.REMINDER: Statewide tornado drill this morning at 9 a.m. During this drill, practice what you should do if a tornado is spotted in your area. ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services shared Active911's post.
4 weeks ago
Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw Issues Statement Regarding School Safety in Oconee County
(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------“I wanted to issue a statement today to update our citizens about the arrest of two juvenile students who attend schools here in Oconee County on charges of Disturbing Schools.”
“As has been reported in various media reports, two juvenile students were arrested and charged with Disturbing Schools after an investigation by School Resource Officers employed by the Sheriff’s Office. Evidence and facts were presented to them that warranted the investigation.”
“Even though the threats made turned out to be unsubstantiated, the students were arrested and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Due to the fact that this is an active investigation that was turned over to DJJ, the Sheriff’s Office cannot release any further information on this case, including which schools the students attended, the nature of the alleged threats and the names of the two arrested due to their ages.”
“I want to let the parents and guardians of students who attend schools in Oconee County know that we will actively investigate and arrest anyone whose statements or actions cause a disruption of schools here in Oconee County. Disturbing schools is a crime in the state of South Carolina. Just last night, our investigators checked into a Facebook post regarding a threat to schools that later turned out to be related to a school in Ohio and we spoke to law enforcement officials in that county where the threat was centered. I know there have been threats made to other schools across the country and charges have been filed in those cases as well.”
“At this time, there is no evidence that our schools here in Oconee County are under any known credible threat. However, I am asking our parents, guardians, faculty, teachers, administrators and students to alert law enforcement if they see or hear about any threat concerning any school in Oconee County. Today, some of our deputies were placed at schools in the county to reassure parents, guardians and students who have concern about the safety of our schools. As the chief law enforcement officer for Oconee County, the safety of our schools and those who work and learn in them is paramount and we will keep them safe to the best of our abilities.” ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Sheriff Crenshaw for all you do to keep us all safe.
Thank you as my grandchildren are in Oconee schools.
Hi- do you know of any parents in the oconee area who would like to talk to the news about their concerns of school threats?
Students and others need to know we are serious abt keeping be our schools safe!! Glad something is being done..thank you!
Thank you Sheriff Mike Crenshaw!
Thanks for the good work Sheriff.
Thank u Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and all our Law Enforcement. Praying for all of u as you all do your daily jobs.
We Like Mike! Great job, Sheriff Crenshaw!!!
Thank you Sheriff Crenshaw!!
Thank you for all you and your Employees do to keep our county safe
Thank you and praying for our school
Thank you Sheriff Crenshaw …
I am glad to know that the Law Enforcement of Oconee Co. is stepping up, to protect the safety of our children & staff. I have two little grandchildren in these schools.
Great job, Oconee Co Sheriff Dpt.
A huge thanks to all the officers protecting our kids.
Final heavy equipment move to Bad Creek Hydro Station
The third, and final, transformer move is scheduled to occur Feb. 21-22.
Starting Tuesday, Jan.16, Duke Energy began moving the first of three 700,000-pound transformers to the Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station. The transformers are being hauled by truck from West Union, S.C., to Bad Creek in Salem, S.C. During these heavy equipment moves, traffic on highways 107 and 28 to Cashiers, N.C., will encounter lengthy delays. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes on the scheduled move dates. The second transformer move was completed Jan. 31.
The final transformer move is scheduled to start on Wednesday, Feb. 21. It could take approximately two days to move the transformer along the 30-mile route.
NOTE: The schedule and duration could change depending on weather and other conditions.
Heavy equipment move details
Edwards Moving & Rigging will be moving the transformers by truck and trailer, with overall dimensions of 16 feet wide, 114 feet long and 21 feet high. The truck/load combined weight is 856,428 pounds.
Electronic message sign boards will provide advance notification to drivers along affected routes in advance of, and during, each equipment move.
Static signage will provide detour and construction information to motorists along the route.
Local law enforcement and S.C. Highway Patrol vehicles will escort the transport trucks, which will be moving at speeds averaging 2 to 5 mph.
It will take approximately an hour or longer to move the loads across each of the two bridges on SC-28.
Pull-off locations have been identified along the route to provide access, if needed, for emergency response vehicles.
Updates on the schedule will be provided to local media and posted at the Oconee Nuclear Station World of Energy.
The routes were chosen to avoid major roadways and cause the least impact to motorists and residents:
West Union, S.C., through Walhalla on SC-28
SC-28 north to SC-107
SC-107 to Wigington Road
Wigington Road to Bad Creek Road ... See MoreSee Less
Donald Hanson and delivered extration equipt to bad creek more than 20years ago
Todd Buchanan let see you move one of these baby’s
Who's going to be responsible for fixing the large depressions they created on each side of the bridges on hwy 28 that I have to drive over everyday?