Mr. John Whited, Deputy Chief
512 N. Chilhowee Drive
Knoxville, TN 37924
Rescue and Safety Services
Knox County Rescue (KCR) is the designated emergency response agency for motor vehicle accidents and entrapments, water rescue, search and rescue, small aircraft accidents, heavy rescue, technical rescue, trench and structural collapse, cave and vertical rescue, and large community event support. KCR personnel receive hundreds of hours of specialized training that far exceed state specifications to meet the emergency needs of Knox County citizens. This training along with specialized equipment, not provided by any other agency in our community, is necessary for our personnel to respond to all emergencies that citizens of Knox County may experience.
What happens when a Knoxvillian finds themselves or loved one in a crisis that requires a specialized rescue like a water, cave, trench, or search rescue? As soon as Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad, Inc. receives the call, they’re ready to respond.