The Pageland Rescue Squad has a threefold mission which is a follows:
- Provide rescue services for our community
- Provide first responder services to emergencies
- Provide supplemental ambulance services during multi-casulity events and disasters
The Pageland Rescue Squad was organized in 1964 to provide rescue services to the
Pageland area. Prior to 1964 if you were trapped in a wrecked car your only hope
was that the wrecker drivers could pull your car apart enough to free you. If you
were lucky enough to still be alive you would be taken to the hospital by the local
funeral home. That’s right I said funeral home. In those days the local funeral
homes provided the only ambulance service in our area.
Once the rescue squad organized and began operating the local funeral homes stopped
providing ambulance services. Although not originally organized to do so the Rescue
Squad began providing ambulance service to the Pageland area using an ambulance
donated by Sutton Funeral Home. For the next 30 plus years the Pageland Rescue Squad
provided the only emergency ambulance and rescue service to the Pageland community.