Blount County Rescue Squad is currently accepting applications for volunteers. We welcome all individuals who obtain a minimum of a high school diploma or GED to apply. We interview applicants once a month on the first Monday of the month. Depending on the date you submit your application will determine when you are interviewed. We will be in touch with you regarding your interview date.
There are different types of membership within the rescue squad. Please read each type of membership below to determine which would most benefit you. Please fill out the appropriate application for the position you would like to apply for.
Comprehensive Rescue, Support Operations, Search & Rescue and Water Rescue and Recovery
- Comprehensive Rescue is the most common type of membership. It includes emergency response to medical emergencies as well as non emergency situations such as public assists. The minimum time requirement for Comprehensive Rescue is 24 hours a month. All training is provided to BCRS members free of charge for all members in good standing.
- Support Operations is for volunteers who may not have 24 hours to dedicate to BCRS. Support Operations provide medical standby and firefighter rehab for fire calls. Support also handles on scene medical standby at events. Within Support, you may still be able to participate in comprehensive rescue as long as you possess the required certifications to do so. All training is provided free of charge for all members in good standing.
- Search and Rescue / Water Rescue and Recovery are special operation teams within BCRS. Individuals who apply for these areas should have training and/or certifications within these areas.
If you are interested in any of the above, please click on the application link below.
- Blue Squadron members consist of individuals who would like to help out BCRS in other ways. Our blue squadron consists of areas such as, but not limited to, maintenance, bookkeeping, mechanics, carpentry, painters, computer work, fundraising etc. There are not any minimum time requirements for this type of membership. If you possess any talents or skills which you could contribute to BCRS we welcome you to fill out an application. These are not paid positions, as we are an all volunteer organization.
If you are interested in joining our Blue Squadron please click on the application link below.