Recent Calls
Sun. Jun 23rd 2019
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Fire started when a tree fell during a storm onto power lines, beginning at the connection to the home.. Fire spread to interior walls and up into the attic. Firefighters from WEMA and Mt Juliet bat...
Wed. Apr 3rd 2019
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Fully involved large home, possible result of gas grill being left on through the night. On scene for 6.5 hours, total loss, no known injuries
Fri. Mar 29th 2019
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Supported WEMA and the West Wilson Water District in their HAZMAT training for the forth year in a row.
Tue. Mar 26th 2019
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Rehab 23 provided mutual aid to Box 55 of Nashville in support of a training exercise for the Metro Nashville Fire, Police, Tenn Dept of Transportation and the train. Simulated a fire on the train wi...
Fri. Mar 15th 2019
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Home fully engulfed upon arrival of WEMA fire departments. Began near rear of the home and eventually engulfed the entire home leading to a total collapse of exterior and interior walls. No injuries...
News Headlines
Mon. Feb 11th 2019
Rehab 23, Wilson County’s first-responder rehabilitation
unit, started its sixth year of service with an unfortunate theft of vital
equipment, but its focused to continue its work and dedica...
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 jeep support vehicle.  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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