Emergency Management

911 Signs:

Seconds count during emergencies. If your house can’t be located, time is wasted. To help emergency response personnel find your home, post a reflective address number sign.
Oconee County Ordinance No. 2001-06 requires the posting of address numbers on each dwelling and building in the County.
To order your 911 sign, fill out the form and return to the address listed. The signs will be installed by volunteer rescue squad members.

Volunteer Organizations:

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)
  • Fire
  • Rescue

Flu Information:

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.

Zika Information:

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.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Oconee County to provide our current and future citizens and visitors quality services while protecting our communities, heritage, environment and natural resources, in an ever-changing world.


Oconee County – A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.