Frequently Asked Questions


What is technical rescue and/or what does your technical rescue team do?

Technical rescue is an extension of the capabilities of the normal fire-rescue and medical response of the local emergency response agencies.  These will be events that are “outside the norm” of a typical emergency call.  Our Team was formed to provide our local emergency response agencies with access to a select group of men and women who are trained and certified to respond and provide technical knowledge, high-risk work duties, and specialized equipment in technical rescue situations.

I am interested in becoming involved with the FCTRT.  What do I need to do to get started?

You have already taken the first step by reviewing our web site for additional information.  In short, the desire to help is the first step in becoming involved with technical rescue and our organization.  If you wish to join our Team please go to our Join Us page for additional information and details about membership.

Is there any fees or costs for a technical rescue response from your Team?

No, we do not charge for our emergency services and all of our members are volunteer.  However, if we are requested by a private individual or entity to recover personal property, in which there is no danger to persons or animals, we may charge a small fee for our expenses involved.

How do I request a technical rescue response from your Team?

You can call us via Commander Kevin Snider at (901) 496-6800 OR via Major Matthew Wilson at (901) 493-7604 but be aware that we do NOT self dispatch.  All requests for a FCTRT response must be from the on scene incident commander of the authority having jurisdiction.

Can I request your Team for school presentations and/or public events?

Yes, our Team is available for school presentations and/or public events.  Call Commander Kevin Snider at (901) 496-6800 or Major Matthew Wilson at (901) 493-7604 for additional information and details.

What is your response area?

Our Team will typically only respond within 200 miles of the Fayette County,    Tennessee area but can possibly be available for longer distances.