WE WANT YOU TO JOIN US!

 

Recruitment & Qualifications

The FCTRT is open to ANYONE who wishes to join and has an interest in technical rescue as well as helping our community in a volunteer capacity.  We currently have two types of memberships: OPERATIONS MEMBERS and AUXILIARY MEMBERS.

The following are the required prerequisites for Operations Members:

1.) Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America

2.) Applicant must be at least (18) years of age.

3.) Applicant must have an interest in technical rescue.

4.) Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license in the member’s state of residency.

5.) Applicant must have submitted the required membership application, release, and other required initial documentation.

6.) Applicant must provide documentation of previous training and certifications.

7.) Applicant must be able to pass a DOT physical, criminal background check, drug screening, and have an acceptable driving record.

8.) Applicant must be affiliated with a recognized emergency response service or similar organization, have an extensive background in emergency services or the military, and/or have other experience or expertise that will be substantially beneficial to the Team.

9.) Applicant must be physically and mentally able to complete the strenuous physical and emotional demands of incident response and operations.

10.) Applicant must successfully complete any required physical agility testing as recommended by NFPA and/or required by the Team.

11.) Applicant must be proficient in the basic use of ropes and knots.

12.) Applicant must successfully complete all of the required NIMS classes and certifications (i.e. ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 for regular members and ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 for senior command staff members).

13.) Applicant must successfully complete all of the required EVOC and other driver training certifications including operation of watercraft and ATV vehicles.

14.) Applicant must be approved by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors.

15.) Applicant must complete the required Intro Course.

All documentation for the prerequisites must be presented at the time of application before the application can be processed.

 

The following are the required prerequisites for Auxiliary Members:

1.)  Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America.

2.)  Applicant must be at least (18) years of age.

3.)  Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license in the member’s state of residency.

4.)  Applicant must have submitted the required membership application, release, and other required initial documentation.

5.)  Applicant must be able to pass a DOT physical, criminal background check, drug screening, and have an acceptable driving record.

6.)  Applicant must be approved by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors.

7.)  Applicant must complete the required Intro Course.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING please download the FCTRT application (below) and come to one of the FCTRT meetings and/or training sessions which is on the first or third Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the FCTRT Headquarters located at 3565 Highway 57 in Rossville, Tennessee (see Calendar page) or feel free to call Commander Kevin Snider at (901) 496-6800 or Major Matthew Wilson at (901) 493-7604.

DOWNLOAD THE FCTRT APPLICATION