Rescue and medical field. Members are required to meet both internal, local, state, and national standards of training. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ICRS is a 501C3 non-profit organization. We operate from private donations from the public as well as, civic organizations and local government.
Request for rescue services, along with operating cost, are on the increase on an annual basis. Our response district covers approximately 45% of the county and includes a large portion of two major interstates, five major highways, numerous city streets and county roads, and a municipal airport. We provide our services for 10 separate fire districts and the county EMS system. Our primary service to the county is RESCUE, which includes Vehicle Extrication, Industrial / Agriculture Machinery Rescue, Fire Department Medical Standby for structure fires,
EMS Ambulance Backup, Confined Space, Rope Rescue, Land Search, Mutual Aid Response with the in county and out of county squads to assist with Structural Collapse, Trench Collapse, Water Rescue to name a few. In addition, as a secondary response, we operate a medical first responder program. Many of the members carry not only medical bags but AEDís (Automated External Defibrillator) in their personal vehicles to enable rendering aid at a moments notice.
Over the last few years, due to increase in call volume, we have added 24
hr Paid staff. All members are provided a pager and respond from whatever
location they may be at the time of the call. Response of personnel relies
heavily on the use of a volunteer force leaving full time jobs or their
families. Thus, our personnel are never guaranteed a full nightís sleep,
or making it through a meal without the possibility of a call. We are
certified through the State of North Carolina as Heavy Rescue providers
and strive to continually progress and maintain high levels of
professionally trained personnel. We currently operate 3 Crash Trucks, 3
Four -Wheel Drive Medic Units, 2 QRVís, 2 Boats, and 2 off road Support