Oconee County Emergency Services is composed of approximately 170 volunteers in the Rescue Squad and 450 volunteers in the Fire Service. These members are dedicated volunteers. They unselfishly give of their time and unique talents to assist and care for citizens. In addition, the rescue squad and fire service members devote numerous hours in the evening and on weekends for recertification classes and new training. They are a tremendous asset to our community and are valuable members of Oconee County Emergency Services, which serves the people of Oconee County. In addition to these volunteers there are numerous other volunteer organizations that are vital to Emergency Services operations. Some of these organizations are the County Animal/Agricultural Response Team (CART), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Special Needs Task Force. All of these volunteers are the backbone of Emergency Services.
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
- Special Needs Task Force
- County Animal/Agricultural Response Team (CART)
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
What we know:
- Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night.
- Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects.
- There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.
- Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States
- More information on Zika can be found on the CDC site.