Welcome to the
Rescue Squad Inc. website.
The Honea Path Rescue Squad, organized
October 1966, as Honea Path’s Ambulance Service with 13 men
present. Members were: John B. Ashley, Ray Cox, Larry Young,
Mansell Bridwell, Gene Butler, Luther Campbell, Leon Thornton,
Andy Ferguson Jr., Jasper Johnson, Tommy Campbell, Albert
Gilstrap, Lewis McGaha, and Floyd WalkerOn December 6, 1966 ,
the name was changed to Honea Path Rescue Squad. On September
7, 1967 the squad was officially chartered with the above named
members including the following: J.B. Davis Jr., Jim Davis,
Walter Hughes, Henry Woodson, and Tom McGee.
The first meeting was held in the court room
at City Hall. They met every Thursday and paid one dollar a
week. In 1966 Joel Black loaned the unit a building to use for a
garage. It was later moved from East Greer Street to North Main
Street.Mrs. E.E. Watson gave the rescue unit a store building
which they tore down for material to build a small office on the
back of the garage.
Arthur Foster Jr. was the first citizen to make a donation. The
first equipment bought was a 1967 Chevrolet truck. The first
ambulance was a 1947 Packard.On July 21, 1968, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Burton donated a lot on Gaines Road. Members and friends
donated time and labor and completed the facility in June of
1970. This location has been the rescue squads location ever
Self Industries of Greenwood was instrumental in helping HPRS
get off to a very good start by making donations to buy
equipment. They were also a major donator for years. The company
lawyer also handled the paperwork for the charter of HPRS for
The first officers were Ray Cox, Chief, Larry
Young, Assistant Chief, Andy Ferguson, Jr., Secretary, Captain
of Ambulances, Albert Gilstrap, and Treasurer and Chaplain, John
B. Ashley, Sr.
Procedure: Submit application with all
educational credits, 10 years DMV driving record, SLED criminal
history (ran by squad), sent before membership committee and
then voted on by existing members. Employees are hired by the
Chief and committee.
Bill Brock, Chief
Chief Brock began volunteering
approximately 35 years ago with the Anderson County Rescue Squad. He became
Chief of the Squad in August 1998. He retired from the Honea Path Police