Chickasaw County Rescue Squad is a sub-agency of the Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency and was started in the early 1970's. The Rescue Squad is composed of approximately 25 paid-on-call volunteer individuals that are highly trained in specialty types of rescue including; hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, agriculture extrication, grain bin rescue and recovery, water rescue and wide area search among other specialties. Rescue Squad responds to nearly all incidents within Chickasaw County to supplement the response of local agencies.
The Rescue Squad is continually looking for dedicated individuals to become a part of the team. Please submit interest in the Contact Us tab.
Pictured right, Unit 19-45 is Rescue Squad's primary response vehicle and was acquired in 2002. 19-45 carries several specialty tools including; two sets of extrication tools (Jaws of Life,) hydraulic rams, lifting airbags, self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA,) medical equipment, AED, backboards, stokes basket, cribbing, grain bin rescue equipment, stabilizing jacks, a full size tool box, several generators, scene lighting equipment and much more.
Unit 2 is a rapid response vehicle, primarily used for towing by the Rescue Squad. Unit 2 was acquired in 2016. Rescue Squad frequently supplements the Emergency Management Agency with pulling and operating emergency management equipment. Unit 2 also carries basic medical supplies and an AED. Unit 2 frequently tows the Rescue Squad UTV and two boats.