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Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue Service

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Causes: Emergency Medical Services & Transport, Health

Mission: The objective of the rescue service shall be, but not limited to: 1) the prevention of accidents through the development of or support of public education programs. 2) the alleviation of pain and suffering as well as the saving of human life by the application of medically approved skills and techniques. 3) the research and development of skills, techniques, and equipment which may protect life and property 4) the organization and/or sponsorship of similar organizations in areas of residential, occupational, or industrial population. 5) function as a support service to existing emergency services.

Programs: Hamilton county and the surrounding area. The rescue service received 96 calls for support. The areas of support are as follows: calls for air truck, calls for standby. Stanby includes food, water and medical treatment onsite. Standby was provided for riverbend, medical, forgotten child, dirt track and funerals. There were also calls for training. The training calls were for extraction, atv, search and rescue, fire and water rescue. There were also calls for rehab, calls for public relations. There were also calls for other reasons. The rescue service also had training time.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has saved countless lives. They respond anywhere in US when requested. All you have to do is google “cave rescue” to understand the contribution of this squad to communities and individuals in need, far and wide. The person who posted that negative review clearly must be a former member who could not achieve the professional standards of this organization.

Review from Guidestar

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Rating: 1

This is a very poorly managed non-profit, they claim to perform services they don't provide such as extrication and search and rescue. They have burned all their bridges with all the other fire, rescue, police, sheriff, ems in the county and are the least favored and most will go out of their way to avoid calling them for mutual aid. They have become a cave rescue squad and cater to cavers, All the other services they provide have been duplicated by other departments that provide a more reliable and timely response and out perform CHCRS by a longshot. CHCRS is a support agency and can not deploy without the request of the fire department of the district they are called to. They have misrepresented themselves many times in the service they claim to provide in their fund raising efforts.