Knox County Rescue is an emergency response agency.

From humble beginnings in 1956, we were officially Chartered by the State of Tennessee on January 8th, 1958. With more than 60 years of experience serving our community, we are known today as Knox County Rescue.

We are a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization whose mission it is to Render aid to persons in distress, administer first aid, and perform missions’ incident to the rescue of human beings who are in distress.

Our Services

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Entrapments
Water Rescue
Search and Rescue
Small Aircraft Accidents
Heavy Rescue
Technical Rescue
Trench and Structural Collapse
Cave and Vertical Rescue
Large Community Event Support


Join our Rescue Squad

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Vehicle Accidents
Water Rescues
Fire Rescues
Quick Response & Heavy/Technical Rescues

Our call center works 24/7 to save lives: 865-546-4852

Upcoming Events

Coming Soon

Youth Cadet Program

Our Youth Cadet Program is designed for applicants less than 18 years of age.

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