It is the responsibility of the Emergency Services Division to provide a wide array of direct "safety" and "quality of life" public services to the citizens and internal departments of Columbia County in the most safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner possible by providing:
A comprehensive emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery program that will save lives, protect property, and reduce the effects of disaster
Conducting volunteer programs that include the recruitment, training and managing over 700 citizen volunteers in multiple skill specific roles
Premier 3-1-1 call center for customer service and complaint tracking
Dependable and courteous public transportation services
Emergency pre-hospital care and medical transportation for the sick and injured
Healthcare to residents to assure the highest quality of health services
Protection for children and adults who are victims of abuse or neglect and the provision of temporary support services for those seeking jobs or are unable to work
Provide a risk-free and safe working environment for all employees of Columbia County
To assure that the services and programs provided by the emergency services division continuously evolve with the economic climate and technology revolution, while remaining consistent with the needs of the community.
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