Fayette County Technical Rescue Team Receives Prestigious Honor from Governor Asa Hutchinson

FCTRT ProclamationOn August 19, 2016, the Fayette County Technical Rescue Team received a very prestigious honor from Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. In particular, the Team was recognized for their volunteer efforts all across the mid-south region by an American flag being flown in their honor over the Arkansas State Capitol.

 

The FCTRT is a Regional Rescue Squad that provides volunteer services not only in Fayette County but all over West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and East Arkansas.  It is the only private and sanctioned volunteer Rescue Squad in the mid-south that is solely dedicated to technical rescue and is the only Active Unit Member of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads in Fayette County.

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The Fayette County Technical Rescue Team Urges You to Give Emergency Vehicles the Right-of-Way

AmbulanceEach day, emergency personnel respond to calls for help. Emergency personnel are required by state law to complete annual training on the proper way to respond to calls using their lights and siren, and you, as a citizen, can help make the emergency response of emergency vehicles safer, but first, a short quiz.

 

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Fayette County Technical Rescue Team Receives PPE Donation from MCR Safety

MCRThe Fayette County Technical Rescue Team recently received a very generous donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) from MCR Safety. MCR Safety has over forty years of experience as a leader in the field of personal protective equipment (PPE) and globally manufactures and distributes safety gear which are made from the highest quality materials available to ensure maximum safety, comfort, and style.

 

“Our Team is very thankful to MCR Safety for the support of our all volunteer Team,” said Commander Kevin Snider.  “Safety for our Team members is paramount and with the support of local corporations like MCR Safety and many others, we are able to outfit our highly trained members with top-of-the line personal protective equipment to further help prevent injuries during our operations and trainings,” said Snider.

 

The FCTRT is a Regional Rescue Squad that provides volunteer services not only in Fayette County but all over West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and East Arkansas.  It is the only private and sanctioned volunteer Rescue Squad in the mid-south that is solely dedicated to technical rescue and is the only Active Unit Member of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads in Fayette County.

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FCTRT Celebrates Rescue Squad Week

2016 Rescue Squad Week ProclamationThe members of the Fayette County Technical Rescue Team, in conjunction with the other 104 Rescue Squads that are members of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads across the State of Tennessee, are asking the residents of Fayette County to join them in celebrating Rescue Squad week which runs from May 15 through May 21.

The FCTRT is a Regional Rescue Squad that provides volunteer services not only in Fayette County but all over West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and East Arkansas. It is the only private and sanctioned volunteer Rescue Squad in the mid-south that is solely dedicated to technical rescue and is comprised of experienced and highly skilled volunteers who donate their time not because they have something to gain but because this is something they believe in.

The headquarters and training facility for the Fayette County Technical Rescue Team is located at 3565 Highway 57 in Rossville, Tennessee. For more information about the Team, please visit their website at www.technicalrescueteam.com; on Facebook at facebook.com/fayettecountytrt; or feel free to call them anytime for assistance at (901) 496-6800.

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FCTRT Completes Rope Rescue ORE

Rope1Members of the Fayette County Technical Rescue Team recently completed extensive training and an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) in Technical Rope Rescue at Herb Parsons State Park.  Prior to completing the ORE, the Team completed many additional hours of classroom and field training in Technical Rope Rescue skills according to the strict national standards required by the NFPA.  The skills learned in this ORE will help prepare the Team for emergencies involving low and high angle rescue.

 

“Our Team continually trains together to prepare for these unique and unusual events and is always available to supplement and provide additional assistance to mid-south emergency response agencies when we are requested,” said Commander Kevin Snider.  “We want to give a special thanks to the rangers and staff at Herb Parsons State Park for allowing us to complete this training session,” said Commander Snider.

 

The FCTRT is a Regional Rescue Squad that provides volunteer services not only in Fayette County but all over West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and East Arkansas.  It is the only private and sanctioned volunteer Rescue Squad in the mid-south that is solely dedicated to technical rescue and is comprised of experienced and highly skilled volunteers who donate their time not because they have something to gain but because this is something they believe in. 

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