Equipment

Rescue 1

"Heavy Crash Rescue Unit"

This is the only vehicle of this type in the Region.

It is used for:

  • Large/ multi vehicle wrecks
  • Industrial accidents
  • Trench accidents 
  • Structure collapse
  • Confined space accidents 
  • Farm accidents 

Rescue 2

"Personnel Carrier"

It is used for:

  • Shuttling manpower to/ from emergencies and call-outs
  • Transportation for organ transplant physicians to and from ariport/ hospital
  • Transportatin for members attending out of town classes and meetings

Rescue 3

"Utility SUV Personnel Carrier"

It is used for: 

  • A 4-wheel drive unit to move manpower to/ from off road emergencies
  • Wildlife/ mountain searches
  • Mountain Bike/ ATV accidents
  • Snow and inclement weather events
  • Secondary tow vehicle for trailers

Rescue 4

"Utility Pick-up Truck"

It is used:

  • As a 4-wheel drive unit to move manpower/ equiment to emergencies
  • During inclement weather as a light crash unit
  • As a primary tow vehicle for various size trailers
  • For physician transportation for organ donor transplants

Rescue 5

"Medium Duty Crash Rescue Unit"

This truck is used on a daily basis

It is used for: 

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical responses
  • Light rescue

Rescue 6

"Light Crash Rescue Unit"

It is used:

  • As a 4-wheel drive truck
  • As a primary rescue unit during inclement weather
  • To work area racing events
  • As a secondary support vehicle for auto accidents

Rescue 7

"Utiltiy SUV Personnel Carrier"

It is used for:

  • Meical responses
  • Organ transplant physician transports
  • Secondary tow vehicle for trailers

Rescue 10

"Rehab Unit"

  • It contains food and temporary shelter for up to 200 workers.
  • It is equipped to prepare and serve food as needed.
  • It also houses generators for extra electrical power inside and outside of the truck. 

Rescue 11

"Trench Rescue Unit"

It contains:

  • Shoring equipment (wood panels/ timbers and pneumatic tools to safely stabilize trench wall shoring)
  • Saw shop to custom cut panels and timbers for shoring
  • Heavy lifting equipment
  • Dewatering pumps
  • Fresh air exchange fans

Rescue 12

"Urban Search and Rescue Unit"

(Affiliated with Tennessee Homeland Security-District 1)

Contains:

  • Equipment for up to 70 trained personnel for a 14 day deployment to disaster areas

Rescue 20

"Water Rescue Unit"

It is:

  • Used for swiftwater/ flood and drowning accidents
  • Equipped with specialized dive gear, sonar equipment, underwater camera, PPE and rope gear for water rescue/ recovery

Quick Response Boats

These boats:

  • Are first out on a water rescue or drowning.
  • Are equipped with side scan sonar and underwater cameras.

Pontoon Boat

  • This boat is equipped with a dive platform to better serve KLSC's divers entering and leaving the water during a victim recovery mission. 
  • All divers work from this boat.

Sonar Pontoon Boat

This boat is specially designed and rigged to use side scan sonar and underwater robots. The robots have lights and a camera to send video to the pontoon boat team.  

Sea Doo Jet Ski

It is used on river rescues and to assist with other water rescue/ recovery operations.

Mules

"Kawasaki (Mules) ATVs"

They are used for:

  • Off road/ trails
  • Wilderness areas
  • Lost/ injured persons in remot areas
  • Searches
  • Transport of rescue personnel to hard to reach ares
  • Crowded areas like Fun Fest, parades, and sports events

4-Wheeler

"Kodiak ATV"

It is used for:

  • Off road/ trails
  • Wilderness areas
  • Crowded areas like Fun Fest, parades, and sports events 

Communcation Trailer

  • It contains multiple radio systems with satellite service.
  • It supports USAR Teams with communications (Rescue 12) and other related units. 

Rope Trailer

Used to house equipment for:

  • High angle rescue
  • Low angle rescue
  • Confined space rescue
  • Urban and wilderness search for lost persons

Race Trailer

It is used for:

  • Support for KLSC's race rescue teams
  • Rehab unit for rescue resonnel as well as race team members