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Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad


In October of 1956, due to a community tragedy, a call was made in the community asking folks to step forward and provide a Rescue Squad in Knox County. Immediately 10 men stepped forward and met in a garage on Rutledge Pike. During this meeting, a vision evolved. These men attended a Red Cross first aid course and through a generous $250 donation from the Jaycees of Knoxville, the Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad of Knoxville bought its first half-ton panel truck. Over the years, this vision has continued to grow thanks to hundreds of dedicated, professional volunteers and many great community leaders. Just as there was a need in the 1950’s, the need continues to grow as thousands of accidents occur throughout our community every year.