County Reactivates Rescue Squad

The Sangamon County Board OEM/911 Committee voted unanimously to reactivate the Sangamon County Rescue Squad. Effective immediately, all squad members with an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification or higher are allowed to respond to rescue calls.


Following a thorough review of Squad Members' training records, in July, the County was forced to temporarily suspend Rescue Squad operations until the required certification could be obtained.

The County and Rescue Squad leadership worked diligently to offer multiple EMR training classes to members over the past eight weeks. Today, a majority of squad members are certified EMR or above, and additional trainings are ongoing and scheduled in upcoming weeks for members who still need certification.


Sangamon County is excited to resume Rescue Squad services. The Rescue Squad is committed to "the Preservation of life and property through professionalism" for the citizens of Sangamon County. ​