The Houston County Rescue Unit is a non-profit all volunteer search and rescue team. We provide assistance to law enforcement, emergency management, fire or medical agencies upon request.
The Houston County Rescue Unit is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide emergency assistance to agencies in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
Team members are highly trained in land search and rescue, water rescue, and public safety diving.
Houston County Rescue Unit is a non-profit (501c) Corporation. There is never a charge for our service.
♦ To donate to HCRU see our Donations Page.
Dive Rescue Team
Houston County Rescue specializes in public safety diving. Our dive team members are highly trained in emergency rescue diving techniques. Team members are all certified scuba divers ranging from basic divers to highly trained specialty scuba instructors.
The HCRU Dive Team utilizes a high quality full face mask and underwater communications system.
We can provide certified divers who have no emergency diver training with training in Public Safety Diving techniques.
Swift Water Rescue Team
Our swift water team provides emergency rescue of persons during flooded or moving water situations. Many of our members are trained in the highly specialized techniques of responding to individuals trapped in a rapidly moving or flooded water environment. Members of this team are made up of certified divers and non-divers you do not have to be a diver to be on this team
Water Rescue Team
All HCRU members are trained in water search techniques. We provide water search and rescue services for missing and overdue boaters, or flooded water situations.
The Water Rescue Team is made up of boat operators, divers and draggers. Houston County Rescue has three specially equipped boats for water searches. Our primary rescue boat is equipped with an underwater sonar system allowing for a detailed search for submerged objects.
Land Rescue Team
All HCRU members are trained in land search techniques. Houston County Rescue conduct land search missions for lost persons, disaster assistance caused by tornadoes and hurricanes.
Services Support Team
The Houston County Rescue Unit accepts individuals 18 years of age and older.
Persons who wish to serve the community but may not able to participate in all specialty teams are WELCOME.
Opportunities exist in our Services Support Team.