Flora Rescue Squad

The Flora-Clay County ESDA Rescue squad, provides rescue services to Flora and surrounding areas by mutual aid agreements, at the the request of neighboring agencies.  

The Flora-Clay County ESDA Rescue squad is equipped with hydraulic extrication tools which are often referred to as the "Jaws of Life". 

The group trains on a regular basis, focusing on new methods to decrease extrication times, and develop new skills, as well as to understand new vehicle designs and issues which may arise.

The Rescue Squad is made up of several volunteers that are dedicated to keep up to date training and a high percentage rate of participation in both training and actual calls.

Even though our most frequent calls deal with vehicle extrication, we
expanded our training and capabilities to allow us to respond to most
any emergency situation with a high probability of success.

Some of the different areas that we train on and have purchased
specialty equipment for include:

  • Vehicle Extrication - we have enough equipment to run two
    operations at the same time.

  • Confined Space Operations - whether it be trench rescue,
    grain bin rescue, or man hole rescue.

  • Water Rescue - scuba diving, open water or ice rescue.

  • High Angle Rescue - rappelling and rescue equipment, as well
    as the opportunity to train on a 140 foot grain elevator.

  • Search and Rescue- trained in ground search and rescue

  • Haz-Mat - annual training in hazardous materials awareness

  • Landing Zones - to provide for landing of medical helicopters for patient transport from the scene