Bassett Rescue Squad proudly protects 18,000 people living in an area of approximately 15 square miles. The squad operates out of three stations that protect a primarily industrial area. The department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status. Bassett Rescue Squad provides all emergency medical services and rescue to the citizens of the Bassett, Va., community. It also provides mutual aid on a regular basis to five other volunteer departments in Henry County, Va. Emergency medical services in Henry County is provided by six all-volunteer rescue squads. Other services provided include fire fighting, hazardous material response, advanced life support emergency medical service, vehicle rescue, and search and rescue. Bassett Rescue Squad is headquartered in Basset.