Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad is a philanthropically operated
organization that provides state of the art emergency medical, fire, and
rescue services to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area and surrounding
Maryland communities. The Rescue Squad also provides emergency medical
services to upper Northwest D.C.
ABOUT THE SQUAD
Rescue Squad is a national leader in the recruitment, retention, and
training of volunteer personnel. Using 150 professionally-trained
volunteers, the Squad staffs seven “night crews” that respond to
incidents during evenings, nights, and weekends. The Rescue Squad also
employs a daytime staff who, with the assistance of a group of daytime
volunteers and two Montgomery County Paramedics, staff our emergency
vehicles on weekdays. This system ensures that personnel are available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to emergencies. The Squad’s
fleet, with a replacement cost of more than $3 million, includes 7
ambulance/medic units, 2 heavy rescue squads, 1 medic chase car, as well
as utility and command vehicles.
Squad does not receive regular appropriated funds from any government.
Instead, we raise almost all of our $2 million operating budget from individual donors,
foundations, businesses, and occasional state and federal grants. The
Rescue Squad is registered under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code, and contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law.