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.