Callout & Contact Information
Non-Emergency / General Questions: (256) 763-0073 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We do NOT self-dispatch!
This means that our presence has to be requested by the Authority Having Jurisdiction for us to be allowed on scene.
1) Contact your local emergency services (typically 911). Explain the nature of the rescue and request Cave Rescue/HCRU be notified.
2) Be sure to ask the the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) request our aid. Typically this will be whoever the first responders on scene are. Until our aid is requested, we cannot respond!
3) You are welcome to contact us about your situation after you contact emergency services. Letting us know what is going on allows us the heads-up and firsthand information about the situation. As we are all-volunteer spread out all over Alabama and the TAG caving region, it can take time to get our members to a scene. Making us aware of the situation expedites our response time when the AHJ requests us. Feel free to call:
Brian Bailey: 256.509.4785
Tommy MacPherson: 256.947.0745
Ed Nicholas: 256.859.5550
Authority Having Jurisdiction
We Respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI) MEDCOM, at (256) 722-7158 or (256) 722-7159, and request assistance from HCRU
Please, do not hesitate to call us! Cave Rescues are labor intensive and require specialized skills, training, techniques, and equipment. We are a resource for you!
See the HCRU Policy
Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit, Inc.
P.O. Box 808
Huntsville, AL 35804-0808
Officer Email Contacts