Hatteras Island Rescue Squad is a volunteer organization of 30 members that provide all aspects of rescue services to the citizens and visitors of Hatteras Island, NC. Our services include heavy and tactical rescue, water rescue, ocean and surf rescue, low and high angle rescue, and haz-mat response. We also provide assistance and first response services to Dare County EMS. The organization is certified by the North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS in Heavy Rescue, Water Rescue - Ocean Surf Rescue, High Angle Rescue, and as a Medical Responder. HIRS is one of only a few certified Heavy Rescue providers in North Carolina. Our members hold a range of certifications including Emergency Rescue Technician, Firefighter I & II, Medical First Responder, EMT, EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic, R.N., and many other specialized aspects of rescue.