The Sangamon County Rescue Squad was founded in 1958 and is an all volunteer squad made up of men and women from every walk of life that are on call 24/7/ 365 days a year to help the people of Sangamon County in a time of need. The Rescue Squad meets and trains weekly on Monday nights at the location where they are housed, at the Office of Emergency Management Building at 2801 N. Fifth Street, Springfield. The first Monday of every month involves dive training and starts at 18:00 hours. The other Monday night trainings start at 18:30 hours and cover a wide range of training topics.
Under the Rescue Squad are two branches: one being the Sangamon County Search and Rescue Canine Unit that meets and trains on Tuesday nights at 18:00 hours and the other being an Auxiliary Dive Team which meets and trains on the first Monday of the month. Once every 6 weeks on a Thursday, there is a duty crew where they clean and check all vehicles and equipment starting at 18:00 hours.
Throughout the year, the Rescue Squad is asked to help with special events in the area, as well as holding some fundraisers for itself. Meetings, trainings, duty crews and some events are mandatory. To become a member one needs to attend 3 meetings, receive an application, pass a background check, and then be voted on by the Rescue Squad staff members to become a probationary member. Contact the Sangamon County Rescue Squad at (217) 747-5100. FIND OUR OFFICE
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