The Western Piedmont Regional Emergency Management Task Force is an Alliance of 5 counties in the upstate of South Carolina. Originally the task force consisted of four counties, those being Abbeville, Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens. In 2008, Greenwood County joined the task force. The primary purpose of the task force is to provide a "shared effort approach" to disaster management.

Below you can view a YouTube Video that was produced in 2006 that tells much of the story of this task force, and gives a glimpse into the future for the Task Force.

The Western Piedmont Regional Emergency Management Task Force is an indicator that some truly special things are happening in this region of South Carolina. The area has been known for years as a great place to live, work and play. The area is also known as a region of neighbors who are always ready to lend a neighbor a hand, especially in difficulty. The task force is just another example of South Carolinians performing traditional roles in non-traditional ways.

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