The Hoke County Rescue Squad responds to all vehicle accidents with injury in Hoke County. The Rescue Squad also responds to all structural fires as well as industrial accidents, farm accidents, and specialty rescue incidents such as water/dive rescue, confined space rescue, high level rescue, and land search.
The Rescue Squad also provides first responders when EMS units are not readily available. Rescue 2, the unit stationed at the Pinehill Fire Department, provides first responder to all calls in their area which is from the intersection of Aberdeen Rd and Calloway Road west. The Rescue Squad also responds to cardiac arrest calls on initial dispatch to assist EMS. The Rescue Squad provides a driver for units when the patient's condition warrants two Paramedics.
The Rescue Squad also provides stand-by at the Hoke County High School for all home Junior Varsity and Varsity football games as well as miscellaneous services such as requests by law enforcement for lighting at crime scenes, evidence recovery in water, and any need for heavy tools.
The Hoke County Rescue Squad is a proud member of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.-Unit No B-0131.
The Hoke County Rescue Squad is a certified Heavy Rescue Unit and Medical Responder Unit by the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
The Hoke County Rescue Squad is a totally volunteer organization. There are no paid members nor reimbursements for time spent or expenses related to response. Members pull a minimum of 108 hours on call per month plus 2 meetings per month plus training time. Our annual Christmas party, recognition for length of service, and an attaboy for a job well done are all the compensation a Rescue Member gets. That and the satisfaction of voluntarily serving their community by saving lives.
The Rescue Squad at its base in Raeford runs 4 teams assigned by night of the week, Monday-Thursday. Each team is on call from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. on their night plus every fourth weekend from 6:00 p.m. on Friday until 6:00 a.m. on Monday.
Each team has a team leader who is responsible for all on-scene operations during their call time.
Operations of the Rescue Squad are the responsibility of the Officers. The Commander is the Chief Officer of the Rescue Squad. The Executive Vice Commander serves as second in command. The Vice Commander is in charge of all maintenance issues. The Vice Commander-Training is the Squad Training Officer. The Vice Commander-Rescue 2 is in charge of all aspects of Rescue 2, the substation at the Pinehill Fire Department. The Treasurer is in charge of all financial matters. The Secretary is the administrator of all documents of the corporation and countersigns all official documents.
We receive calls via radio pager from the Raeford/Hoke County Emergency Communications Center.