In the Spring of 2019, members from various public safety agencies throughout Hawkins and Hancock Counties decided to combine training and resources to make HCRS’s Rope Team a Multi-Jurisdictional Rope Rescue Team that is governed by HCRS.
Why was a Multi-Jurisdictional Team Created?
Hawkins County and surrounding areas have both natural formations and manmade structures that would require Rope Rescue access to persons trapped in or on them. Prior to the creation of the team, when a rescue demanding low or high angle rope techniques somewhere in the county or neighboring county there are likely to be too few emergency personnel available to conduct the operation safely. Depending upon mutual aid from adjoining counties will mean extra time lost in the rescue of what may be critically injured patient(s).
The team is currently made up of members from Hawkins County Rescue Squad, Hancock County Rescue Squad, Goshen Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and Mount Carmel Fire Department. Membership to the team is open to any member that belongs to a public safety agency in Hawkins or Hancock Counites.
2501: Tim Luttrell- Team Captain Lead
2502: Darryl Carter- West Team Captain
2503: Cody Hamilton- East Team Captain
2504: Jacob Lewis
2505: Aaden Lewis
2506: Weston Morgan
2507: Aaron Light
2508: Noah Osborne
2509: Brad Fields
2510: Mitchell Walker