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Special Teams


Many Pickens County Sheriff's deputies continue to serve the community by volunteering with other emergency services within Pickens County and the Upstate of South Carolina.  Deputies that have received specialized training in firefighting, EMS and Specialized Rescue are a part of a collateral duty role with Emergency Management Special Operations Team and/or the State Fire Marshal's Office Task Force.

The most common duties are:
  • Swift and Flood Water Rescue incidents across the Southeast when requested by other entities
  • Drowning victims, vehicles in water and underwater evidence investigation
  • Technical Rope Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Lost Hikers and Missing Person Searches
  • Hazardous Material Response 
  • Radiological Emergency Response