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Rescue 3 operates with four apparatus: two ALS ambulances, a Squad truck, and ALS response SUV. They are overseen and maintained by our Equipment Lt. Cave Spring Rescue Squad purchases, owns, and maintains all apparatus. We maintain a continuous replacement program insuring we have the best of vehicles and equipment. 

At CSRS we are blessed by our community's continued financial support. Your donations allow us to purchase the very best of equipment which enables us to continually provide top quality, professional patient care.

Some of our equipment purchases are supported by grants, but we rely mostly on donations from the community.



This is our 2015 Ford F-450 Type 1 unit with an Excellance manufactured box. This is a Advance Life Support unit equipped with heart monitor/defibrillators and drug boxes. It has radio and cell phone communications with the area hospital emergency departments so physicians may order life saving medications and procedures for patients during transport to the hospital. This increases the patient’s chances for a favorable outcome.


This is our 2006 Chevy Truck with a refurbished Excellance manufactured box. This apparatus has ALS capabilities and is equipped with on-board radio and cell phone communication systems, the LifePak 15 Monitor/Defibrillator, a drug box, and the Stryker Power-Pro XT stretcher. This truck is utilized by our crew as our second-due unit during weeknight shifts and weekends, as well as at stand-by events in the community. During weekdays, we also allow RCFRD's career staff from Station 3 to utilize this apparatus as their second-due EMS unit. While this apparatus has been with our agency for over a decade, we hope to retire this unit from service and replace it with a new ambulance in late 2018 with the help of your donations.

CAR 30

This is our custom built 1996 International 4800 4×4 Rescue unit or “Crash Truck ” with an Excellance manufactured box. It carries equipment for stabilization of overturned vehicles and extrication of trapped patients. It has a generator and emergency lighting to safely illuminate night time crash scenes. This vehicle also has ropes and shoring blocks for specialized rescues and extra stretchers and medical supplies to treat multiple patients at large incidents.


This is our 2011 Chevy SUV that serves as our rapid response unit. This apparatus can be used to reach the scene of an incident to provide initial life-saving care faster than Medic 32 or Medic 33 because it is easier to maneuver through heavy traffic. This unit supplements the duty crew's ambulance with extra personnel, and extra ALS equipment such as a drug box and Lifepack 15 monitor/defibrillator. Car 30 is also utilized at standby events in the community. 

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