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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: October 14, 2020

Association News:

The office will be closed until December 7, 2020.  You may email us and we will try to respond to you as soon as possible.

Congratulations to this years

Sportsmans Raffle Winners

  1. The Sportsman Raffle winners are as follows:

  2. Grand Prize Polaris RZR and Trailer- Travis Bunch, Manchester, TN

  3. Craftsman 3000W Generator/Inverter - Jim Edmonds, Jefferson City, TN

  4. Craftsman 2200W Generator/Inverter - Katie Landrum, Jackson, TN

  5. Pit Boss Pellet Smoker -Paula Cox, Cordova, TN

  6. Pit Boss Pellet Smoker - S. J. Neal, Lynchburg, TN

  7. 60 Qt. Cabela’s Cooler - Jackie Brigance, Bath Springs, TN

  8. 40 Qt. Cabela’s Cooler - Gabrielle Holt, Greeneville, TN

  9. Rhino Gas Griddle - Vickie Thurman, Brentwood, TN

  10. $250 Bass Pro Gift Cards:

        Bucky Ayers, Greeneville, TN

        Donald Smith, Scott County, TN

        Kristen Delaware, Broadway, VA

        Wesley Burns, Dyersburg, TN

11. NEBRO 6000 Lumen Flashlight - Jared Johnson, McMinnville, TN



2020 Convention Cancelled

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.

Training News:

  • Two additional classes have been added:


       EVOC/VKF/BBP Train the Trainer Course - Online - October 10, 2020


       Heavy Rescue/Recovery Course - McMinn Co - October 24-25, 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

Tel: 865.689.3256  

2906 Tazewell Pike, Suite B, Knoxville, TN 37918

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