The Pickens County Special Operations team is a joint operation between all public safety agencies across Pickens County. Members of this group are made up of volunteers and full-time staff. Many members of this group are full-time with fire departments, EMS and law enforcement agencies across the county. The team is trained in various disciplines and is used during inclement weather responses.
Responds to search and rescue emergencies throughout the county. Utilizing specialized training and rope rescue equipment, this team can perform rescues along steep embankments, confined space, high angles, trenches and minor collapses.