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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TARS State Officers Tour Headquarters

The Fayette County Technical Rescue Team recently hosted a visit from all of the State Officers of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads (TARS).  TARS is the state organization of rescue squads which has about 115 rescue squads across the State of Tennessee and approximately 5000 members stretching through four regions from Bristol to Memphis.

“Our Team is a proud to be an Operations Member of TARS and we were thrilled to have all of the TARS State Officers take a tour of our new headquarters and training facility in Rossville,” said Commander Kevin Snider.  “Our Team is the only TARS sanctioned rescue squad in Fayette County and we work with the statewide organization on a regular basis for both trainings and deployments all across the mid-south area”, said Commander Snider.

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Norfolk Southern Celebration in Rossville

Although our Team is prohibited from engaging in any political activities and is always neutral when it comes to politics and political elections, we did want to give a special thanks to our friends and neighbors at Norfolk Southern who invited our Command Staff to be a part of their facility’s celebration day with special guest V.P. Joe Biden at the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility in Rossville, Tennessee.

 

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