Memberships & Alliances

Our Team has numerous memberships and alliances with other agencies, organizations, private entities, and/or individuals for additional resources as needed.

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The FCTRT is an Active Unit Member of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads (TARS).  The category of active unit membership is limited to emergency service organizations whose primary focus is rescue related.  The Team serves with over 100 other active unit rescue squads across the State of Tennessee (approximately 25 in West Tennessee and the FCTRT is only 1 of 2 in Fayette County).

The Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads was organized in 1955 and is an Association of Life Saving, Rescue, and First Aid Units with members organized, trained, and equipped for various types of rescue and first aid work.  FCTRT members regularly attend TARS certified rescue training classes and the FCTRT also has TARS certified instructors in Vehicle Extrication, Emergency Driving (EVOC / VKF) and Bloodborne Pathogens.  The FCTRT proudly serves in Tennessee Region IV which has a large geographic response area of 25 counties in Western Tennessee (see below).

 For more information about TARS, please visit their website at http://www.tnars.org

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In addition, the FCTRT is an Active Team Member of the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR).

The National Association for Search and Rescue is a not-for-profit membership association dedicating to advancing professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in fields related to search and rescue.  It is comprised of thousands of paid and non-paid professionals interested in all aspects of search and rescue.  A substantial percentage of our FCTRT members have been trained and certified as SARTECH’s through NASAR.

For more information about NASAR, please visit their website at http://www.nasar.org

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In addition, the FCTRT is an Active Team Member of the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists (IADRS).

The International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists was formed in 1979 as a vehicle of communication for public safety divers.  The Association educates and assists public safety divers all over the world.  Some of our members have attended the vigorous and extensive training that the IADRS promotes through Dive Rescue International.

For more information about IADRS, please visit their website at http://www.iadrs.org

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In addition, the FCTRT is an Active Team Member of the International Rescue and Emergency Care Association (IRECA).

The International Rescue and Emergency Care Association is the oldest international organization of its kind.  IRECA was founded in 1948 and its mission is to provide educational programs to share and evaluate recognized knowledge, standards, and abilities for emergency responder’s worldwide.

For more information about IRECA, please visit their website at http://www.ireca.org

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In addition, the FCTRT is an Active Team Member of the National Association of Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams (NAVSAR).

NAVSAR is organized and incorporated under the laws of the State of Wisconsin as a non-profit corporation for the benefit of volunteer search and rescue teams across the United States and was founded to have a nationwide network of fundraising to support volunteer search and rescue teams; to provide financial aid for equipment, education, and training of volunteer SAR personnel; provide group buying discounts for commonly used equipment and supplies; and be a central point of contact for government agencies to locate highly trained volunteer resources.

For more information about NAVSAR, please visit their website at http://www.navsar.org

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In addition our Team is active with the Mid-South Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (Mid-South VOAD).  The purpose of this organization is to collaborate, communicate, coordinate, and cooperate in the sharing of knowledge and resources in the Mid-South with faith-based and non-profit communities throughout the disaster cycle – preparation, response, and recovery.

For more information about VOAD, please visit  http://midsouthvoad.blogspot.com

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In addition our Team has formed an alliance with Search Dogs South in Byhalia, Mississippi.

 

Search Dogs South was formed in 1995 and uses scent specific trailing dogs for missing persons searches and also do land and water cadaver searches, crime scene investigation, and gun detection searches.  Our Teams regularly train and complete Operational Readiness Exercises together.

For more information, please visit their website http://www.searchdogssouth.org

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In addition our Team has formed an alliance with the Kelsey Canine Medical Center in Collierville, Tennessee.  The Center is the first veterinary practice in the mid-south area devoted solely to the health of dogs.  Dr. Kelsey has been a tremendous asset for our Team members who train for animal rescue and animal emergencies.

 

For more information, please visit their website at http://www.kelseycanine.com