On Thursday, May 28, 2020, Hawkins County Rescue Squad along with members from Hawkins County EMA, Hawkins County E-911, and Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department recognized and honored Mr. Nathaniel Wells from Gate City, VA for his heroic actions during an incident on Cherokee Lake on May 2, 2020. Mr. Wells and his good friend Mr. Edward McMillan were fishing on Cherokee Lake when their boat overturned sending both into the water. Mr. Wells swam 60 yards to call for help but was denied use of a phone from an individual fishing on the bank. Mr. Wells realized no help was coming so he jumped back into the water to swim the 60 yards back to Mr. McMillan. Once Mr. Wells reached Mr. McMillan, he pulled him back to shore, shortly before emergency crews arrived on scene. Upon the arrival of crews from Hawkins County EMS it was determined Mr. McMillan did not survive the incident.
Mr. Wells exhibited a great amount of bravery and heroism to attempt to save Mr. McMillan while putting his own life at risk. Mr. Wells was presented a plaque from Hawkins County Rescue Squad along with about $200.00 worth of Bass Pro Shop Gift Cards donated by Rescue Squad Members to replace his fishing gear he lost, challenge coins for Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads’ Honor Guard, and a gift from Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department. A meal was also provided by members of Hawkins County Rescue Squad and Crewettes.
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Are you looking for a place to start a career in Public Safety? If you answered yes to either question, Hawkins County Rescue Squad is your answer! We are currently accepting applications for both Regular Member and Junior Members. Hawkins County Rescue Squad has been serving the citizens of Hawkins County since 1958 and is committed to providing the best possible services to those we serve. Without the help of our members, our over 61 years of service to Hawkins County would have not been possible! Applications for Regular Members are open to both males and females ages 19 and above. Applications for Junior Members are open to both males and females ages 14 - 18. All training, uniforms, and equipment are provided to both classifications of membership. Applications for both can be obtained at one of our By-Monthly Meetings that are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7:00 PM. We will have members on hand to answer any questions from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM that you may have. Our meetings are held at our East McKinney Avenue Station. Junior Member Applications can also be obtained from our website. With your help, we can provide another 61 years of service to Hawkins County!
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