Recent Calls
Tue. Jul 6th 2021
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Rehab 23 was dispatched for a structure fire on a residential home. Fire was discovered in the back of the home and quickly spread to the roof which eventually collapsed. Residents were out of town....
Wed. Jun 23rd 2021
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Approx 5:30 am, a semi truck crashed into a support column for the Mt Juliet Road overpass on I-40. Severe damage to the bridge support on total destruction of the truck Ufortunately, the driver was...
Sat. Jun 19th 2021
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June 19-20, Rehab 23 supplied meals for the First Responders supporting the first NASCAR race in over 10 years. We served over 350 meals. This was our first endeavor in preparing and serving meals t...
Sat. May 22nd 2021
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Called out at 0855 for structure fire large garage fully involved upon arrival. Supporting WEMA Fire. Approximately 2 1/2 hrs on scene.
Mon. Jan 25th 2021
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Smoke detected as a result of a lightning strike. Fire eventually found in crawlspace and grew to the breezeway between home and garage. Heavy smoke and water damage to most of home.
About Us

Welcome to Rehab 23

"Proudly Serving All Public Safety Departments of Wilson County"
 
Mission Statement

To provide direct support including but not limited to, rest, rehydration, nourishment, and medical evaluation to the Wilson County First Responders (Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and Paramedics) at emergency scenes and during training operations.

About Rehab 23

Rehab 23 is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing support to Wilson County First Responders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.  We operate out of the Mount Juliet Fire Hall on Belinda Parkway in Mount Juliet with two vehicles; a converted ambulance and a support mini-van.  We also have a modified RV located at the Lebanon Fire Station4 off 109. We respond to calls from the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) dispatch in Lebanon and to direct calls from other First Responder organizations.  Rehab 23 provides a place to rest in our vehicle or under cover with chairs along with water, sports drinks, coffee, hot chocolate and snacks or meals as needed.  The vehicle also is used by the EMTs for continuous firefighter evaluation to avoid injury, dehydration or hypothermia - this allows the on-scene ambulance to remain available to respond to emergency needs.

Started in the summer of 2013, Rehab 23 was established because of the demands on firefighters under very stressful conditions.  Firefighting has the greatest short surge physiologic demands of any profession.  With only 10% of a firefighters time being spent on the fireground, 50% of deaths and 66% of injuries occur on scene.  A typical firefighter may carry 60 to over 100 lbs of equipment into a structure fire with temperatures in a fully engaged structure fire going to upwards of 500 degrees (typically 300-400 degrees).  Firefighters require constant monitoring to avoid injury and to insure proper rest and rehydration.

Law Enforcement often remains on the scene of events for hours at a time, generally without support for refreshment and rest.  Rehab 23 provides that, whether on the scene of a major traffic accident or other emergency event.

Rehab 23 is a designated 501(c)(3) organization and depends on volunteers and donations to continue providing this very important support.

 

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