The Chattanooga – Hamilton County Rescue Service is a 501c3, non-profit organization comprised completely of volunteers who provide mutual aid rescue services to emergency agencies in the greater Chattanooga and Tri-State areas. CHCRS provides trained professional response in cave rescue, technical rope rescue and wilderness extrication in addition to providing air replacement services, light truck apparatus, 4x4 transportation and rehab services to fire, police and rescue personnel. CHCRS has served the community since 1937 and operates on the donations received from the community.

Rescue News

  • CHCRS in The Pulse Magazine 1.29.16 The local alternative news source published an article highlighting the exploits of the Cave/Cliff Unit and the history of CHCRS as a whole. The full article can be accessed ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2016, 4:09 PM by CHC Rescue Service
  • Tumbling Rock Cave Rescue 1.16.16 The Cave/Cliff Unit was requested for mutual aid by the Jackson County Rescue Squad to assist in the rescue of a teenager who had sustained severe ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2016, 8:51 AM by CHC Rescue Service
  • Byer's Cave Rescue 1.1.16 The Cave/Cliff Unit was requested to respond to Dade County, GA on New Year's Day to assist multiple agencies in a difficult cave rescue in Byer's Cave ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2016, 7:40 PM by CHC Rescue Service
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