About Us

Hawkins County Rescue Squad, Inc. (HCRS) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing essential emergency rescue services to the western part of Hawkins County, TN. HCRS was chartered in 1958 by the founding members of our agency. HCRS is governed by an all-volunteer elected Board of Directors and Commanding Officers. HCRS is staffed 100% volunteer by members of our community dedicated to providing services to those in need. HCRS provides expected emergency rescue services for all citizens and visitors of Hawkins County and surrounding communities in their time of need FREE OF CHARGE, twenty four hours a day (24), three hundred sixty five (365) days per year. Our members consist of men and women of all ages who train regularly and volunteer an average of 30,000 to 40,000 man-hour annually to Hawkins County.  
HCRS provides a wide range of services which require each member to receive several hours annually of specialized training to meet local, state, and federal requirements. This training along with highly specialized equipment is necessary for our organization to respond to any and all emergencies that citizens of Hawkins County may experience. Listed below are examples of the services we provide.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident- Including Vehicle Extrication
  • Heavy Rescue
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Search and Rescue
  • Water Rescue
  • Wilderness Rescue
  • Trench and Structural Collapse
  • Technical Rescue
  • Cave and Vertical Rescue
  • Community Event Support
  • Mutual Aid For Surrounding Agencies

How Can I Help?

HCRS always welcomes applications all three category levels of membership (Adult Member, Junior Member, & Crewette).  Applications for membership for any of levels may be obtained by attending either one of the regular monthly meetings. The regular meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 pm. The applications for Junior Membership are available for download on our Junior Program page.  For additional information on how to join visit our Contact Us page for contact information.