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. 

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.