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Rescue Squad & First Responders

Chickasaw County Rescue Squad is a sub-agency of the Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency and was started in the early 1970s. The Rescue Squad is composed of approximately 50  paid-on-call volunteer individuals that are highly trained in specialty types of rescue including; hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, agriculture extrication, grain bin rescue and recovery, water rescue and wide area search among other specialties. Rescue Squad responds to nearly all incidents within Chickasaw County to supplement the response of local agencies.  Rescue Squad is the home base for the countywide First Responders in Chickasaw County. As listed below, there are state-certified Emergency Medical Responders in or around every town in Chickasaw County. First Responders are the ones that show up in your time of need before the ambulance arrives.

The Rescue Squad is continually looking for dedicated individuals to become a part of the team. Please contact us at chickasawrescue@gmail.com or 641-394-2406 to learn more.

Rescue Squad Officers

  • Jeff Bernatz - Service Director                 
  • Brannon Anderson - Rescue Chief                                   
  • Abe Karels - Assistant Rescue Chief                           
  • Garrett Raum - Truck Captain                   
  • Bridget Edson - Training Captain              
  • Dawn Heying - Secretary/Treasurer          

Heavy Rescue 251

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy Rescue 251 is Rescue Squad's primary response vehicle and was acquired in 2002. 19-45 carries several specialty tools including; two sets of extrication tools (Jaws of Life,) hydraulic rams, lifting airbags, self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA,) medical equipment, AED, backboards, stokes basket, cribbing, grain bin rescue equipment, stabilizing jacks, a full size tool box, several generators, scene lighting equipment and much more.  

Rapid Response 252

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapid Response 252 is primarily used for towing by the Rescue Squad. Unit 2 was acquired in 2016. Rescue Squad frequently supplements the Emergency Management Agency with pulling and operating emergency management equipment. Rapid Response 252 carries basic medical supplies and an AED.

Rescue Squad Members login

 

New Hampton                         

  • Brannon Anderson - EMT
  • Jeff Bernatz - EMT/FF
  • Lanie Breitbach - EMT
  • Dakota Gaede - EMT
  • Glen Geerts - RN
  • Kevin Geerts - EMR
  • Michael Graves - FF
  • Dawn Heying - EMT
  • Jordan Holthaus - EMR
  • Nickolas Jurgensen - EMT/FF
  • Joel Knutson - CCP
  • Rick Kramer
  • Matt Kuhn - EMT
  • Zach Nosbisch - FF
  • Alan Papousek - EMR/FF
  • Ken Rasing - EMT
  • Jason Rude - EMR/FF
  • Joshua Schuchhardt - EMT
  • Joshua Schwickerath -EMR
  • Timothy Shank - EMT/FF
  • Adalberto Uribe-Vazquez EMT/FF
  • Brock Schmidt - FF/EMT Student

Fredericksburg

  • Garrett Raum - EMT/FF
  • Tisha Morris - BSN
  • Kathy Bartels -  EMT
  • Jason Scanlan - EMT

Nashua

  • Matthew Blaess - EMT
  • Carly Clinton - EMT
  • Cheryl Dettmer - EMT
  • Terra Hillegas - EMR
  • Lidsey Johnston - EMR
  • Dannon Mohs - EMR
  • Jon Seible - 
  • Tyler Sedivy - 
  • Cindy Shoemaker - EMT
  • Rick Sinnwell - EMR/FF
  • Zenda Vikturek - Paramedic

Alta Vista

  • Abe Karels - EMT/FF
  • Alan Kolbet - FF
  • Toni Friedrich - RN
  • Earl Martin - EMT/FF
  • Jaykob Marvin 
  • Ashlyn Laures - EMR
  • Anton Tomash 
  • Calvin Zimmerman - EMR

Ionia

  • Bridget Edson - EMT/FF
  • Tim Phillips - EMR/FF

Lawler

  • Jack Orvis - EMR/FF
  • Joseph Raymond - EMR
  • Brenda Mueterthies - RN

North Washington

  • Penny Corbitt - EMR
  • Kelsey Glaser - EMR/FF

Resources

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