Blount County Rescue Squad member Matthew Cagle was today sworn in as the squad’s newest shift captain. Matthew Cagle was the first graduate of BCRS’s Captain Shadowing program. He will replace Cpt Laura Osgood as acting shift captain. Congrats, Matt!
The Blount County Rescue Squad (BCRS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that has been serving the citizens of Blount County since 1958. BCRS is staffed completely by volunteers, and there is no charge for our services. All funding for BCRS comes from generous donations from our community. We receive no funding from government agencies.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Emergency Medical Response
- Public assists
- Water rescue/recovery
- Search and rescue/recovery
- Wilderness rescue
- Medical rehabilitation and support for local fire departments
- Mutual aid for area emergency departments
- Seasonal coverage of “The Dragon” Hwy 129, including medical response and technical rescue
Scroll to the right to learn more about how the Blount County Rescue Squad serves our community.
Last year the Blount County Rescue Squad handled over 1,500 calls for service. This resulted in OVER 31,000 miles of driving, and 20,000 VOLUNTEER hours!
This equates to over $500,000 worth of services to the community with no impact on taxes.
...and we are no exception. Your donation helps with costs for life-saving equipment, training for volunteers, communication equipment, and so much more!
There are different ways you can donate! Checks can be mailed to Blount County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 218, Alcoa, TN 37701. You can also donate through PayPal by clicking the green “Donate Now” button below. Every dollar helps!
Scroll to the right to learn more ways on how you can donate to Blount County Rescue Squad.
The Blount County Rescue Squad prides itself on helping to foster highly trained, skilled, and certified emergency care members. This requires many hours of training and education. In the first year alone, there are over 280 hours of training including 188 hours of shift training. Your donation of $1,000 will help sponsor a new member and include Emergency Medical Responder training, TARS Membership, CPR Certification, Uniform shirts and supplies, and other supporting certifications required.
Checks can be mailed to Blount County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 218, Alcoa, TN 37701
They say time is money, and your time is worth gold to us! There are different types of memberships within the rescue squad, such as comprehensive rescue, support operations, search and rescue / water rescue and recovery, and our junior squad (ages 14-17). We also have our Blue Squadron who help with maintenance, bookkeeping, computer work, fundraising, community awareness, etc..