Oconee County Emergency Services shared Walhalla Police Department's event.
22 hours ago
Church Safety Seminar sponsored by Oconee County Sheriff
The Seminar will focus on how to handle active shooter situations as well as how churches can organize church safety teams and guidelines for churches in regards to parishioners carrying a concealed weapon on church campuses. ... See MoreSee Less
Shannon Wright this might be good to attend? Not sure if you'd already seen it or not!
It's sad that this is necessary. Can't even go to worship without worrying about a nut job opening fire.
Oconee County Emergency Services shared Fair Play Fire Dept's post.
2 days ago
Congratulations to two outstanding team members!2017 marked 40 years of active service for two more members who were recognized by the membership at the annual Christmas Dinner. Congratulations and thanks to Dale Herring and Ronnie Wood. ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services added 4 new photos.
3 days ago
The snow continues to fall across the county. It is expected to fall throughout the night, along with the temperature. An update is shown below. If you must be out on the roads, please be very careful and take your time. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
5 days ago
❄️☃️❄️☃️As you rush out for milk and bread, don’t forget about your smoke detector! Have you tested and replaced the battery? Batteries should be replaced at 6 month intervals and the entire detector replaced every 10 years. As your first responders go to residential fires through the county, we find that less than 40% of homes have a working smoke detector!
If you need help in obtaining smoke detectors, checking the batteries or installing them in your home, please give our team a call. You can reach your Oconee County fire 🔥 service at 638-4220. ❄️☃️❄️☃️
Chris Justus, Meteorologist
SNOW LIKELY ON FRIDAY: Whoa, the NAM model. All reliable computer models showing light snow across the area Friday. Just because it is going to snow doesn't mean the impact will be high. I don't expect major issues out of this, but it will need to be watched. The NAM model went bonkers overnight and says measurable snow in Greenville, Anderson and Spartanburg and quite a bit in the mountains. I pause at that. Nonetheless, I do expect snow to at least fall in many areas. SNOW METER: 5/10 for Upstate.The mountains are at an 8/10. ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services added 14 new photos.
6 days ago
Thank you to everyone who came out and worked through the rain tonight to make night one of our multicompany training series a success!
Just over 30 team members participated in several structure fire related scenarios to better our selves to serve the community. Hoseline placement, search & Rescue, incident management and pump operations were all on the agenda for the night. If you were unable to attend, we will be back on Thursday evening and Saturday morning. See your Station chief for details. ... See MoreSee Less
I enjoyed training with everyone last night I learned some new things with the job ive never been trained on. Thanks for the opportunity!
Oconee County Emergency Services shared US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina's video.
2 weeks ago
US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina
Ice storms are a major threat to the Southeast. 70% of snow and ice related injuries occur in automobiles. Check out more tips on how to weather the storm at weather.gov/winter #WinterSafety South Carolina Emergency Management Division ... See MoreSee Less
Oconee County Emergency Services shared 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD's post.
2 weeks ago
Make everyday a training day so that EVERYONE GOES HOME!The Sunday Preach:
...Clear, Concise and Consistent
We give much of our training to 'tactical' issues. Be it hose stretches, laddering, forcible entry, search... but when was the last class or training that you received on radio usage. Whether you are talking on the apparatus radio's to give on scene reports or on a portable radio giving a status report after taking a lap, the message has to come through clear, concise and be consistent with policy, procedure and what is actually transpiring!
"Regardless of the affiliation or pay status, how many times have you listened to a radio transmission that sounded more like an appeal for approval of a decision versus a command statement of action or resources needed?
“Truck 8 to Communications, when Engine 27
arrives have them go to side Charlie and check it.”
Why would you want a person sitting in an office chair 30 miles away with no visual idea of what you are dealing with to relay an order for you that is not clear in its purpose (fig. 4–3)? Is the above order to check that there is a backside of the building or if it is on fire? What would the dispatcher respond with if Engine 27 asks what they want them to check? All are valid questions that steal more radio traffic because we did not deliver a clear directive and we involved a third party (dispatch).
Whenever a firefighter, company officer, or chief officer decides to reach down and key up the microphone, consider the classic Mark Twain quote, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” (page 33).
Without effective and efficient communication on the fireground, we are destined for a poor outcome and possibly worse. Poor and/or inadequate communications & lack of command and control have been well documented and appear frequently in our 'fireground deaths' (in fact lack of Communication and Command are 2 of the 5 "NIOSH top 5" for factors that led to LODD's).
Each portable radio on your apparatus costs approximately $5,000.00. This is quite a large financial investment in any department. With this capital investment needs to come some personal investment. Many times we have given our personnel this tool with no training! Can you imagine giving someone a 5K tool and not trained them on its use and utilization?
Take some time to train your people how to utilize this tool to its maximum, tell them what YOU want to hear (and not hear) on the radio. Tell them what they should be listening for (and not listening for) in reports and while on the fireground. Train them to understand and how imperative it is to deliver clear, concise and consistent messages.
Communications is a critical component in fireground successes! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for passing the message along brothers and sisters!
Oconee County Emergency Services shared News 5 Cleveland's Renewed push to get people to close their bedroom door while t....
2 weeks ago
If you don’t sleep with your door closed at night, then watching this short video might change your mind. Pass on and share this with others to help spread the word.
News 5 Cleveland
This is absolutely incredible. Closing your door while you sleep could just save your life. ... See MoreSee Less
I can't sleep with it open
3 weeks ago
From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for a dedicated team that selflessly serves our community and for a community that supports its first responders. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Oconee County Emergency Services shared South Carolina First Responders Assistance and Support Team SC FAST's post.
4 weeks ago
If you are a first responder in SC, please watch and share! It may not be needed today, but it is there when you need it the most!Thank you to everyone that helped make this informational video come together. Thank you to Microburst Learning! ... See MoreSee Less