What is Rescue?
"Rescue means the removal of individuals facing external, non medical, and non patient related peril to areas of relative safety. A rescue unit or rescue squad means a group of individuals who are not necessarily trained in emergency medical services, fire fighting, or law enforcement, but who expose themselves to an external, non medical, and non patient related peril to affect the removal of individuals facing the same type of peril to area of relative safety. The unit or squad must comply with existing state statutes and with the eligibility criteria established by the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc."
Rescue is identified in GS 58-87-5