Our Mission

"Serving Oconee County
When It Needs It Most"

The mission of Oconee County Emergency Services Department is to effectively plan for, and mitigate any emergency situation or disaster to which we are called, and reduce the physical, emotional, and financial impacts associated with emergency situations. We will accomplish this mission through prevention, education, aggressive training in and effective delivery of fire suppression, medical services, rescue skills, and other related emergency as well as non-emergency activities. We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all of the necessary resources at our command to provide a level of service that will be deemed excellent by the residents, visitors, and stakeholders of Oconee County by following our core values of DUTY, HONOR, and PRIDE.

Contact Information

The Oconee County Emergency Services (OCES) office hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Emergency Management is located in the basement of the Oconee County Law Enforcement Center.  Oconee County Fire is located in the Emergency Services Building in Westminster.

Emergency Management:

P: 864-638-4200  |  F: 864-638-7046  |  ocema@oconeesc.com



P: 864-638-4220  |  F: 864-638-4225  |  ocema@oconeesc.com



Emergency Management

Physical Address:


Physical Address:


300 S. Church Street 216 Emergency Lane

Walhalla, SC  29691


Westminster, SC  29693
Mailing Address: Mailing Address:
415 S. Pine Street 415 S. Pine Street
Walhalla, SC  29691 Walhalla, SC  29691



water safety 




Alert Oconee





Oconee County telephone and email alert system for emergency

evacuation notification (not for weather related emergencies)








Emergency Management:

(864) 638-4200
300 S. Church Street
Walhalla, SC 29691


(864) 638-4220
216 Emergency Lane
Westminster, SC 29693