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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: July 20, 2020

Association News:

  • 2020 Sportsman Raffle Information can be found by clicking here

Training News:

  • The May 15-17 Swiftwater Awareness/Swiftwater Rescue 1 Course has been rescheduled to July 22-24, 2020. The classroom location and host hotel have also been changed to the Hampton Inn in Cleveland, TN. Registered students will receive the updated hotel information via their registration email provided.

  • The following classes have been rescheduled and slots are still available for student registration:


       Advanced Vehicle Extrication - Johnson City, TN  August 29-30, 2020

       Advanced Vehicle Extrication - Madisonville, TN   September 19-20, 2020

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

The 2020 Convention has been cancelled due to Governor Lee's Executive Orders and social distancing guidelines. As soon as we have a date that we can re-schedule we will post it.

Tel: 865.689.3256  

2906 Tazewell Pike, Suite B, Knoxville, TN 37918

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