Anderson County Partnering with Tri-County Technical College to Increase EMS Coverage in Sandy Springs Area

Service Twelve Hours a Day to Begin August 1, 2019

Anderson County, S.C. (July 17, 2019) – Anderson County, in partnership with Tri-County Technical College and Pendleton EMS, will begin operation of a twelve-hour-a-day ambulance on August 1, 2019.

Under this new arrangement, the exact hours of operation will be adjusted as needed to best serve the area, but County officials expect hours typically to run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ambulance will be stationed at the Tri-County Technical College Industrial Technology Center, which is located at 5321 Hwy 76 in Sandy Springs.

As with other recent expansions of the EMS system that Anderson County oversees, the addition of this ambulance:

 Is one in a series of ongoing, strategic investments the County Council has been making in public safety infrastructure and services countywide over the past several years;

 Will increase access to the Interstate 85 corridor and ability to back up other areas that are experiencing call overloads;

 Was prioritized in the County budget, passed last month without a tax increase; and

 Will provide better coverage of an area that is experiencing significant growth due to County economic development’s unprecedented industry recruitment success in the years since the Great Recession.


“This is yet another quality partnership with Tri-County Technical College to help improve the safety and quality of life for Anderson County and District Four residents. These continued collaborative efforts are prime examples of what is possible when we all work together for the betterment of Anderson County.”

– Hon. Brett Sanders, County Council District Four