I don't have much information on the Civil Defense Rescue Service but here are a few interesting photos and some information from a Civil Defense Rescue Service manual.

Seattle Civil Defense Rescue Service Vehicles


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I came across these great photos while searching the Seattle Municipal Archives for some architectural photos. The folks at the archives were good enough to send me large versions of the photos for the CD Museum. I really wish I had the names of the officials in the photos. In the far right photo it's pretty obvious that the two men in uniform are (second from right and right respectively) the Fire Chief and Police Chief. I have no idea who the other 2 men are. I assume that one must be the Civil Defense director. Just click on each photos to see a larger photo.


Civil Defense Rescue Vehicles

Light Duty Civil Defense Rescue Truck

These rescue vehicle photos are from the FCDA Rescue Skills and Techniques manual TM-14-1.

Heavy Duty Civil Defense Rescue Truck

Civil Defense Recommended Rescue Equipment List For Each Truck Type

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This rescue equipment list is from the DCPA publication SM 14-1 (Pocket Edition) Jan. 1974 Emergency Rescue Training. Click each image to see larger.


Civil Defense Rescue Service Organizational Charts

Suggested organization of local rescue service.
Suggested organization of local rescue service.

Organization of light duty rescue squad.
Organization of light duty rescue squad chart.

Chain of command-operations.
Organization of heavy duty rescue squad and chain of command-operations chart.


Union County Ohio Rescue Photos

Mr. Brad Gilbert Deputy Director of Union County Ohio EMA sent me these photos in March 2004 of their county volunteer rescue service. Some photos have typed captions. I don't have any more information on the photos without captions. Of particular interest is the top center photo of the crew using the CD V-700 and CD V-715. Click on any thumbnail to see the larger photo.

Urbana Plane Crash.
Urbana Plane Crash
Urbana Plane Crash.
Urbana Plane Crash
Urbana Plane Crash.
Urbana Plane Crash
Urbana Plane Crash. Generator Light Trailer.
Urbana Plane Crash
Wyandot Plane Crash.
Wyandot Plane Crash
Wyandot Plane Crash.
Wyandot Plane Crash
Rescue Squad Group Photo. Rescue Squad Group Photo Don't Know Who These People Are.
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