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

  • Cummins Falls Training 3.15.16                                                                                                               The Cave/Cliff Unit participated in a joint exercise at Cummins Falls State Park with the Tennessee State Parks and the Jackson County Rescue Squad. The exercise focused on ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2016, 7:10 PM by CHC Rescue Service
  • Cave/Cliff Unit Provides Mutual Aid in Rescue from Ellison's Cave 3.26.16 Early Saturday morning, the Cave/Cliff Unit was asked to respond to Ellison's Cave on Pigeon Mountain to provide mutual aid to Walker County Cave/Cliff Rescue who was ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2016, 7:08 PM by CHC Rescue Service
  • 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
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