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Hickory Rescue Squad. Volunteers Serving our community proudly. What does “Rescue” mean. To Deliver from confinement, danger or Evil. Act of Rescuing; deliverance . What do we do?. Provide medical first response and Technical Rescue Services to a set coverage district.

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hickory rescue squad

Hickory Rescue Squad

Volunteers Serving our community proudly

what does rescue mean
What does “Rescue” mean
  • To Deliver from confinement, danger or Evil. Act of Rescuing; deliverance
what do we do
What do we do?
  • Provide medical first response and Technical Rescue Services to a set coverage district.
  • This area includes the Cities of Hickory, Longview and Town of Brookford.
  • We also cover the communities of Mt.View, St. Stephens, Vale, Propst Crossroads and some western areas of Newton.
  • Our response area encompasses over 1/3 of Catawba Counties total land mass.
what we provide
What we provide!
  • Hickory Rescue Provides the following services to the citizens of Catawba County:
    • Medical First Response
    • Vehicle and Machinery Rescue
    • Swiftwater, Flood and Dive Rescue
    • Confined Space and High Angle Rescue
    • Structural Collapse and Trench Rescue
how we do our job
How We do our Job!
  • Full Time paid staff members
    • Works 8 am-5 pm Monday Thru Friday
  • 30 Volunteers
    • On call 24/7 and provide 4 hours duty time a month
  • 8 Part time staff
    • One covers main base each night from 8 pm- 6 am
    • Other shifts include 8am – 6pm daily
our rescue units
Our Rescue Units!

Medium Rescue (Rescue 2)

Light Rescue (Truck 5)

our rescue units8
Our Rescue Units!

USAR 1

(Urban Search and Rescue unit)

our rescue units9
Our Rescue Units!

Rescue #1

(Heavy Rescue Unit)

other rescue units
Other Rescue Units
  • Two Boats for Lake Hickory
  • Two Ambulance units
  • Three Quick Response unit (QRV)
  • One “officer on call” QRV
  • One 30 Foot trailer with Trench Rescue Gear
why we do what we do
Why we do what we do!
  • Satisfaction of Self in helping our neighbors
  • Pride and distinction in our Community
  • Pride in our Country and our Freedom
  • Desire to make the worst moment of someone\'s life a little easier to bear
funding
Funding
  • Funding through county is shared by 6 other Squads.
  • Therefore large purchases thru donations are important
    • Fund drive effort is through a once a year picture drive which I am sure you have received in the mail.
  • Our current needs are to pay on our recently purchased rescue truck, 93 Rescue 1.
how you can help
How you can help!
  • Donations to the Hickory Rescue Squad for our New Heavy Rescue truck
  • Volunteer your time and join the Rescue Squad
  • Continue and support our annual fundraiser picture drive
questions
Questions?
  • Thank you so much for your support financially in making our dream of a new Heavy Rescue Unit a reality
  • Board of Directors, Officer and Members of the Hickory Rescue Squad Inc.
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