County emergency official shares COVID, fire prevention tips

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

COUNTY — Even though operations are back in Phase 2 of Pickens County’s COVID-19 response, responses to emergencies will not change, Emergency Services director Billy Gibson said.

Gibson spoke during the announcement recently that the county would be taking steps to respond to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area.

“Our Emergency Services Division will continue to operate as normal,” he said. “We will respond to your emergency, be it fire or a sheriff’s office call or EMS. Please be assured that we’re taking steps to protect our folks so that we are ready to protect you.”

While most people think of Emergency Services “in response mode,”

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