About Us


The Cumberland County Rescue Squad (CCRS) was founded in 1959 and is operated and maintained by 40 volunteer citizens of Cumberland County, Tennessee.

MISSION: To save lives and serve the citizens of our county and the surrounding regions through advanced rescue operations, emergency support, and community safety.

CCRS volunteers provide 24/7 coverage to 685 square miles of Cumberland County, providing emergency services to over 56,000 residents. We also provide mutual aid to the adjacent counties of Bledsoe, Roane, Morgan, Fentress, Rhea, Putnam, Overton, and White.

Since their founding, CCRS has made its resources and equipment available to serve in the following situations:

  • Search & Rescue operations
  • High angle rescue
  • Cave rescue
  • On and Off-road vehicle extrication
  • Swift water rescue
  • Dive search and rescue
  • Grain Bin rescue
  • Medical transports for patients and key hospital & nursing home staff during inclement weather
Extrication Training
Training in vehicle extrication

The Rescue Squad partners with other emergency response organizations and some of its volunteers include law enforcement officers, volunteer fire fighters, full-time fire fighters, EMT’s, one RN, and one LPN.

In addition to emergency response & technical rescue operations, the squad serves its community by providing safety and first aid support to community functions and events where injuries could occur. Such events include distance races, Christmas Parade, Home Shows, Trunk-or-Treat and many others.

In addition, CCRS helps cultivate younger generations through its Jr. Rescue Squad program.

You all do great things, I am glad we have this in Crossville!


Im glad im a member of the Cumberland County Rescue Squad. I love helping others when i can