Emergency Services Division

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Division Responsibilities

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
  • 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

 Division Goal

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.



3-1-1 Customer Service
Stephanie Pilcher
              Dial 3-1-1 or (706) 868-3375             

Department of Family and Children Services
Brandi Threat
(706) 541-1640

Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
Andy Leanza, Interim EMA Director 
(706) 868-3303 

Gold Cross EMS 
Vince Brogdon 
(706) 434-4000

Health Department
Linda Graves
(706) 868-3330

Social and Human Services
(706) 868-3375

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