Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Service

 About CHCRS

Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Service, Inc. (CHCRS) is a tax-exempt not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to aid with cave and cliff accidents, vertical and technical rescue, search and rescue, wildland fire fighting with red card certification, rehab of fire and rescue personnel, SCBA breathing air replacement service in the field, hazmat decon, underground hazmat response, confine space rescue and automobile accident extraction.

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We will respond anywhere in the USA that needs our help and expertise. CHCRS is particularly interested in technical rescue and firefighter support services. Our mission is to save life's in a responsible and safe manner and to return all rescue personnel home safe after the mission.

We urge all members of the public and southeastern cavers, anyone interested in saving life's and supporting fire fighting operations, to consider joining CHCRS.  For more information on CHCRS activities or to volunteer assistance, or general questions, you can email us at

We need your help! CHCRS is working hard to further our mission. Please consider supporting us with financial resources and think about volunteering.