Thank you for visiting our site. This site is designed for visitors and Rescue personnel to learn about the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads, Inc.
The Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads 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. These members voluntarily give of their time and effort without compensation to the development of accident prevention and first aid procedures, the widespread education of the public in such procedures, and to the necessary rescue and first aid work for the relief of their fellow men.
The T.A.R.S. was organized on January 14, 1955, and is incorporated under the statutes of Tennessee as a voluntary non-profit organization. Learn more about TARS.
TARS State Office
2906 Tazewell Pike Suite 'B'
Knoxville, TN 37918
"And a certain Samaritan... going up to him bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn and took care of him." Luke 10:33-34
What's New as of
ADDITIONAL CLASSES ADDED TO THE 2017 CALENDAR
We are pleased to announce the addition of several rope rescue training classes in addition to two SARTECH III classes for the year 2017. Visit the Rescue College Tab for more information!
ADDITIONAL TRAINING CLASSES HAVE BEEN ADDED
There have been additional classes added for TIMS, TIMS Train the Trainer, and Chaplain Programs. They are listed under the Rescue College Tab.
The 2017 Training Schedule UpdateMore>>>
|You may now register and pay online through for all Rescue College classes|
Steve Carden mentioned early in 2011 that he would like to see a scholarship fund started to help departments that could not afford to send members to training. Learn more about how you can help be a part of the Steve Carden Foundation!!
Please note that the fees for EVOC/VKF are $12 for the initial certification and $5.00 for the recertification class effective April 1, 2009. See all class pricing >>>