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Houston County Rescue
Houston County Rescue membership is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
No special training is required for general membership. However, certification
and/or training is required for some special activities. There are no membership
dues, but members must purchase their uniforms.
We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30. Meetings are at HCRU
headquarters, 1234 Enon Road in Webb, Alabama
Dive Team (divers) membership requires a SCUBA certification form a nationally
recognized SCUBA training agency. Basic (Open Water Diver) diver certification
is the minimum certification level to dive with HCRU. Advanced diver level or higher
is preferred for most diving situations. Dive team divers must provide their own
basic SCUBA equipment. Dive Team support membership does not require that
you be a diver. HCRU has several Full-Face Masks for Dive Team divers.
Swift Water Team
There is no special certification required for the Swift Water Rescue team, but
Team training and special equipment is required to participate in operations.
Specific specialty (helmet an PFD) is to be provided by the individual member.
A valid driver license is required to operate any HCRU land vehicle. A valid
Alabama class V Vessel (boat) certification (or equivalent) is required to
operate any HCRU water craft.