Pickens County Emergency Services actually encompasses three distinct departments all accessed by dialing 911:

  1. E911 – Emergency Serevices Communication System
  2. E.M.S. – Emergency Medical Services
  3. E.M.A. – Emergency Management Agency.

E-911

After several decades of use, the federal government established 9-1-1 as a universal emergency number for the nation in 1973.  E-911 is the access point for all the county’s emergency services, including:

  • Pickens County Sheriff’s Department
  • Pickens County E.M.S. – Emergency Medical Services
  • City of Jasper’s Police Department
  • City of Nelson’s Police Department
  • Campus Police
  • Pickens County Volunteer Fire Departments
  • Pickens County Road Department – during emergencies
  • Pickens County E.M.A. – Emergency Management Agency

E.M.S. – Emergency Medical Services

ambulance
The Pickens County E.M.S. is the rescue and ambulance division of the emergency system.

The E.M.S. Ambulance service is a billable service. Its first priority is, of course, prompt medical care, but billing information is important too. To provide information or check on service charges you may call:

Lisa Ray
1266 East Church St
Suite 180
Jasper, GA
706-253-8811

E.M.A. – Emergency Management Agency

E.M.A. – Emergency Management Agency is the local arm of F.E.M.A. (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and G.E.M.A. (Georgia Emergency Management Agency) each of which have become part of the recently formed Office of Homeland Security. E.M.A. is not only responsible for declared disasters,  but also goes into action whenever the routine emergency services are unable to adequately respond – mobilizing available local, state, and federal resources. Access to E.M.A. is also through the 911 system.