Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads, Inc.
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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
''''''''''''''''''RESCUE SQUAD WEEK IS MAY 19-25, 2013'''''''''''''
Colored copies of the Proclamation signed by the Governor are being mailed today to the Unit Directors. Please send these to your local newspapers and promote your unit. If you need a copy in .pdf form, please let me know and I can e-mail it to you.
*****************INTEROPERABILITY RADIO CHANNELS********
Any squad wanting a copy of the state interoperability channels, please send an e-mail to stacy@tnar
Learn how to setup your email account on Outlook here
Register online for the new Motor Sports Rescue class
Carden Foundation Application Form is now online updated 1/24/13 (Application deadline is March 1, 2013)
Upcoming June Regional Meetings info updated 4/25/13
Latest Rescue Line added updated 1/5/13
Rescue Squad Roster
View the 2012 Memorial Service powerpoint slideshow (Filesize:43Mb; Opens in new window and you must have a Powerpoint viewer installed)
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!! added 2/9/12
New Instructor's register here
NEW INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS as of 3/25/2011
2012 Rope Rescue Schedule updated July 2012
TARS Membership Email addresses; Outlook Help
Important Information for TARS Instructors 4/22/10
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 >>>
EVOC / Vanessa K Free Act Compliance Training
Get your VKF Compliance Training online