THE HISTORY OF THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD

OUR HISTORY
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In 1963 the Williamson County CB Club formed the Williamson County Search and Rescue Club.  The organization's primary jobs were searches, rescues and body recovery. In 1966 a charter was signed by the same group officially incorporating the Williamson County Rescue Squad.  Over the past 50 years this department has grown to eight stations, protecting roughly 352 square miles of rural and suburban areas, both residential and commercial, in one of America's most affluent counties. The Williamson County Rescue Squad, Inc., receives some funding from Williamson County Government, but relies mostly on donations from the citizens served. The department has existed for over fifty years and we are proud to have supported the local communities in our response area. We look forward to the ever-evolving future of Public Safety in Tennessee.

In 1963 the Williamson County Search and Rescue Unit was formed by the Williamson County C.B. Club

1966

In 1974 the W.C.R.S. is asked to begin providing fire protection to unincorporated Williamson County.  2 used fire trucks are purchased for this purpose.

In 1966 seven men signed a charter formally creating the Williamson County Rescue Squad Incorporated

1963
1966
1974

In 1974 the W.C.R.S.purchased the first hydraulic extrication tools in the State of Tennessee.

In 1982 the W.C.R.S. moved to its new home at 508 West Main Street where it would remain for over 30 years.

In 1988 the W.C.R.S. purchased the first heavy rescue truck in Williamson County.

1974
1982
1988

In 1990 Station 22 in Grassland and Station 23 in Thompson Station were built.

In 1995 Station 21 is expanded from 2 bays to 4.  Living quarters and office space are added.

The W.C.R.S. enters the new millennium with 4 districts and over 20 apparatus.

1990
1996
2000

In 2006 the W.C.R.S. purchased its first aerial platform, a 104' ladder truck.

2006

January 1, 2013 Stations 30 and 35 open to provide better coverage and services to Williamson County.

2013

Building on a rich history and tradition of service the W.C.R.S. continues to advance to serve Williamson County better.

2019

An old copy of the Squad website from the year 2000 can be found at this link from the way back machine.

The W.C.R.S. has also been called upon for assistance with music videos from time to time. Check them out here  and here.

The W.C.R.S. has many members who have devoted a great deal of their time and energy to serve Williamson County.  Click to see the members who have earned Lifetime status.

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