FCTRT Continues Disaster Response Training

The Fayette County Technical Rescue Team is continuing its disaster response training.  The Team focuses their disaster response training on the initial and secondary response after a natural disaster has occurred.

“Unfortunately, we are in an area of the country where natural disasters can and do occur with great frequency.  Our Team continually trains in natural disaster response so that we can be fully prepared to assist other agencies in the event that we are needed or called upon to help,” said Commander Kevin Snider. 

The Fayette County Technical Rescue Team is an Active Unit Member of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads and affiliated with the Rossville Fire Department, Search Dogs South, and the Kelsey Canine Medical Center and holds memberships with the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR), the International Association for Dive Rescue Specialists (IADRS), and the International Rescue and Emergency Care Association (IRECA).  The Team is a private, non-profit, and sanctioned rescue squad that provides specialized emergency response to fire departments, police departments, and agencies requesting additional assistance without charge and is comprised of 31 volunteers from various emergency response agencies and departments.  If you are interested in joining, assisting, or just looking for more information about the Team, please visit their website at www.technicalrescueteam.com or call them at (901) 496-6800.