The Rowan County Rescue Squad is proud to have 3 Full-time Employees, Part-time Employees and Volunteer Members. Our people make our organization what it is!  Listed below is our Administrative and Support Staff chart.

 

Chief 910

Carlyle Photo

Allen Carlyle

 

 

   

Deputy Chief 920

Phil York

Phil York

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asst. Chief 9100

Dell Blevins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Spec Ops 9600


John Weddington

 

Spec Ops 9201

Kevin Dodd

 
 

Captain 9101


Chad LaTurno

 

Captain 9102

 Steven Yetton

 

Captain 9103

 Davi Earnhardt

David "Davi" Earnhardt

 
 

Captain 9104

 

Bradley Dean

 

Lieutenant 9105

Rocky Fields

Lieutenant 9106

Chandler Brown

 
 

 Lieutenant 9107

Bobby Parnell

 

 Dive Team

Coordinator 9300

Mike Brady

 

 

 

Human tragedy gave birth to the Rowan County Rescue Squad (RCRS). On May 31, 1951, Bill Barns 17, a Boyden High School student attempted to swim across American Quarry in Granite Quarry. He didn’t make it.

For 12 days, hundreds of people traveled to the quarry to watch volunteers try to locate the teen’s body. The deep, cold water of the quarry was slowly pumped out to help divers and rescue boaters in their search.

With the blessing of the late Arthur Shuping, then sheriff of Rowan County, Fannie Gobble, her sister, Mary Beaver, and their mother, Maud Crook, began a campaign at the quarry that would lead to the establishment of the Rowan County Rescue Squad. Their efforts raised $1,103.00, a large sum for 1951.

Though some of the early squad records have disappeared, it is known that the squad received its charter July 23, 1951. The Rev. G.F. Schott, then pastor of Calvary Lutheran church in Spencer, served, as it’s first president. W.W. Oakes was vice president. Officers included R.M. Andres, Secretary, and Mrs. Crook, Treasurer. The initial organization also included John Kesler, Legal Adviser, Mrs. Gobble, Publicity Chairman, Dr. M.M. Bonzo, Training director, and Dr. R.B. Wright Jr., Medical Advisor. Andrews, Shuping, Oakes and H.P. Newman made up the equipment committee.

Early interest in the squad was weak until June 1952, when two Salisbury men drowned in the Yadkin River near Long Ferry Road. Units from Lexington and Greensboro assisted volunteers from Rowan County in locating and recovering the bodies because the Rowan unit did not have the equipment needed.

 

At the Lions Bowl Parade in 1952, the squad’s first equipment – a truck, a boat and small rescue equipment – was displayed. An ambulance was purchased a short time later. During fund raising efforts, the ambulance and earlier equipment were displayed on South Main on Saturdays as volunteers accepted cash donations for the squad.

 

Thank you for your interest in joining the Rowan County Rescue Squad. We welcome all interested applicants over the age of 18 and preferably a resident of Rowan County.

The following steps outline the steps involved in the application process:

  • Download and complete our Membership Application

  • Appear before the Personnel Committee for interview and introduction

  • Upon approval for membership by the Personnel Committee the applicant must attend two business or training meetings to meet other members

  • Following the two meetings, each applicant will be presented to the entire membership for acceptance

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a letter confirming receipt and you will then be called to setup an interview with our Personnel Board.

When you become a member of Rowan County Rescue Squad you must contribute 150 hours of annual service to the organization contributed from training events, stand-by events (including eight hours of weekend stand-by each month), and calls for service.

Should you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you, again, for your interest in the Rowan County Rescue Squad.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Rowan County Rescue Squad
PO Box 61
Salisbury, NC 28145

The Rowan County Rescue Squad Headquarters are located at 1140 Julian Road, conveniently located just off of Interstate 85 near Salisbury, North Carolina.

Station 91
Rowan County Rescue Squad Headquarters
1140 Julian Rd
Salisbury, NC




Rowan County Rescue Squad China Grove
Station 94
Rowan County Rescue Squad China Grove Base
401 N Main St
China Grove, NC

 








   

The men and women of the Rowan County Rescue Squad provide the over 140,000 citizens of Rowan County with 24 hour rescue, emergency medical and protection to other hazards to life and property. Our headquarters is located centrally in the county on Julian Road, just south of Salisbury and another station in China Grove. 

While volunteers are the core of our membership, we do have some paid staff members to help enhance our services and provide the highest level of service to everyone in Rowan County. The Rowan County Rescue Squad also provides backup EMS services to Rowan County EMS.

We thank you for taking the time to visit us online to learn more about our department. Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or need additional information.

NC Association of Rescue and EMS
Proud member of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services.