At a ceremony this morning in the county admin building, Sloan Elrod was sworn in as the chief of the combined Fire Department and EMS for Pickens County. Addressing many county employees and department heads in attendance, Elrod said work is still underway planning how the two departments will merge and they will proceed slowly with this change.
Commission Chairman Rob Jones administered the oath to Elrod. He said he is excited to see the combined services "come out of the chute." Ultimately this will save tax dollars, Jones said.
See complete report in this week's Progress.