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Our History

Houston country rescue unit was formed in 1963 after a tornado destroyed a house, blowing a victim into a nearby pond causing him to drown. Houston County residents recognized the need for a squad specializing in search and recovery, and thus the HCRU was formed. Members provide emergency search and rescue services to any law enforcement, emergency management, fire, or medical agency within 250 miles of Houston County free of charge. No member receives individual pay or compensation for their service.


Meet the Team

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