Training the heroes of tomorrow.... TODAY

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.

The Association works for better recognition of organized Rescue and First Aid activities through organizations, government officials, agencies, and departments, on community and state levels. Membership in T.A.R.S. gives each of us direct participation in promoting this greater understanding and recognition of the organized rescue and first aid movement.

What's New: October 26, 2021

Association News:


The Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads would like to thank everyone that purchased a ticket, and each squad and member that sold tickets for this years raffle. Your assistance  has made this another successful event.

2021 Polaris RZR & Trailer                     Dwain Mercer

Crafstman 2300 Inverter/Generator       Andy Olsen

Craftsman 1700 Inverter/Generator       Keith Jackson

Pit Boss Smoker                                 Doug Zebley

Pit Boss Verticle Smoker                      Cecil Burgess

Blackstone Portable Griddle                  Chris McDonald

Cabela Tan Cooler                               Stephen Templeton

Cabela White Cooler                            Michael Ray

$250 Bass Pro Gift Card                        Sarah McClellan

$250 Bass Pro Gift Card                        Jeanie Lawson

$250 Bass Pro Gift Card                       Kristi Halsey

$250 Bass Pro Gift Card                       Rod Walker

We hope you enjoy your prizes!



Training News:

The 2022 Training Calendar is in the works. We have had several requests for agency only courses and are still scheduling some classes that were postponed in 2021. 

As offered last year, we will continue to offer certain prerequisite courses online. Instructor Methodology is being offered seperate from the Instructor I offerings for EVOC and Awareness/Operations Vehicle Rescue. Swift Water Rescue Awareness is also being offered independent of Swift Water Rescue I. Both courses are pre-requisite classes to enter the Instructor I disciplines or Swift Water Rescue I courses respectively.


In the meantime, if your department is interested in hosting a College Level Course in 2022, please email with your course request.



Dependent on COVID-19 response, all Rescue College classes are subject to postponement and reschedule. All students will be advised via their registration email address at least 7-10 days prior to the start date of the class of any changes/cancellations.

B. Robinson

State Training Coordinator