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

  • Cave/Cliff Unit Responds to Sunset Rock for a High Fall Victim On Tuesday, the Cave/Cliff Unit responded to Lookout Mountain to assist in the evacuation of a climber who fell approximately 30 feet while climbing at Sunset Rock. The National ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 5:07 PM by Brad Tipton
  • CHCRS Receives Donation from Firehouse Subs Chattanooga - Hamilton County Rescue would like to thank Firehouse Subs and all their patrons who "round up" each time you eat at one of the six regional Firehouse Subs restaurants ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2016, 5:45 PM by CHC Rescue Service
  • 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
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