Rescue is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-northwest of Shingle Springs, Rescue consists of primarily farmland and ranches with a few residential neighborhoods and businesses. Downtown Rescue is quite small, with only a post office, fire station, two churches, and a community center to distinguish it from the rural community that it centers. The zip code is 95672, and Rescue is located in area code 530. Rescue lies at an elevation of 1214 feet (370 m).
The town of Rescue was established in 1895. The story goes that a miner by the name of Andrew Hare, was "rescued" from poverty and therefore named the town Rescue. Also, the rumor is that the town was once a stop on the Pony Express trail between Placerville and Folsom.
The post office arrived in 1895.