South Carolina Emergency
Response Task Force

Protect. Prevent. Train. Respond.


South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team is a collaborative effort between the State Urban Search and Rescue Task Force (SC-TF1) under the direction of S.C. LLR, Office of the State Fire Marshal, S.C. Emergency Management Division and the Army National Guard Aviation Unit based at McEntire.

SC-HART has trained professional rescuers from SC-TF1 and highly-trained pilots and crew members from the Army National Guard that form a cohesive unit capable of performing helicopter rescue using the UH-60 Blackhawk and LUH 72 Lakota.

SC-HART has All Hazards Capabilities:

  • Hoist Operations
  • Land or Water Based
  • Swift Water/Mountain
  • Ambulatory/Non-Ambulatory

SC-HART is available 24/7 and responds at no cost (in state) to the requesting agency. Call the State Warning Point at 803-737-8500 to request this team.