Contact: Dave Phillips, Undersheriff, (218) 391-5648
St. Louis County Sheriff’s Volunteer Rescue Squad Helped Many In 2006
In 2006, the 61 members of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Rescue Squad volunteered a total of 25,282 hours to the citizens of St. Louis County and the region. The Sheriff’s Rescue Squad is a tax-exempt 501c3 organization that assists in the Sheriff’s responsibilities for search and rescue, drowning recovery, accident response, and countless other tasks.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Rescue Squad responded to 351 calls for service in 2006, including 40 searches for missing people, 57 water relation missions, 35 medical calls, 11 motor vehicle extrications, and other assorted missions. Squad members also helped the Sheriff fulfill a vital public education role by conducting 23 public safety talks in 2006. Rescue Squad membership is comprised of volunteers from many different career backgrounds, including professionals currently working in public safety, nursing, management, and blue collar backgrounds. The Rescue Squad relies on contributions from the public and businesses for support. Contributions are used to train members and purchase needed emergency equipment.
For more information about the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Rescue Squad, please contact Captain Tom Crossman at 218-349-8970.