Staff Members

Command Staff

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Ed Rose

Chief Rose has been a member of Knox County Rescue for 43 years where he began as an Explorer at 15 years of age. He has served in many capacities in Knox County Rescue including former Captain of the Heavy Rescue Team. He has assumed the role of mentor over the years and has always invested in the membership with his leadership and emphasis on teamwork and preserving the legacy of Knox County Rescue in the community.

Chief Rose has always had a passion for emergency response working for Rural Metro as a firefighter, EMT, and various ambulance services. Chief Rose recently retired from Knox County Sheriff’s Office after 25 years of service.  He was a Captain and commander of the Bomb Squad and was a senior bomb technician.  He oversaw the Property and Evidence Division and was KCSO’s emergency management representative.

Chief Rose and his wife, Nancy, have one adult son.

Hugh Laxton
Captain, USAR & Heavy Rescue

Hugh Laxton is a native of Knoxville.  He has been a member of KCR since 1982.  He has held a number of positions within this organization. Currently he is the Specialty Teams Captain, overseeing the Dive Team, Heavy Rescue Team, and Cave/Vertical Team.  He serves on several state committees on EMS and is a Captain with the Knoxville Fire Department.

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Oseana Bratton
Captain, Equipment
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Bart Fremow
Captain, Water Rescue & Dive Recovery
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Trevor Pickel
Captain, Cave & Vertical Rescue
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Will Steward
Captain, Cadets

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Julie Greene
Executive Director

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Charlotte McLawhorn
Administrative Financial Assistant

Charlotte is a Knoxville native. A former Government Compliance Auditor, she joined the KCR team in 2017 bringing 10+ years of accounting background.

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