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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!


(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 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
  • 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.