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State Office Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads - Designed by Driven Marketing


March 16-17, 2019

Coffee County Rescue Squad

2270 Murfreesboro Hwy, Manchester, TN 37355


September 7-8, 2019

 Morristown Rescue Squad

420 N. Jackson Street, Morristown, TN 37814


The NASAR SARTECH III class is designed to introduce the participant to the complex concepts of land based search and rescue operations conducted in the rural environment. This course is intended for all Law Enforcement, EMS, Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Personnel that conduct land based Search and Rescue Missions. In this course the participant will receive instruction on the importance of proper SAR management, lost subject behavior, subject finder/locators, defining the role of the search manager and search personnel, introduction to map and compass reading, basic land navigation, and team building. The student will also receive introduction on basic rescue techniques such as; basic rescue knots and rope utilization for low angle rescue, and basic patient packaging for wilderness extraction. This course is a mixture of classroom and field exercises. Included with your registration is the textbook and NASAR certification/testing fee.


Course Length: 18 hours

CEHs: 10


Pre-requisites: N/A


Required PPE:  Outdoor clothing suitable for hiking/field exercises is required. Sturdy boots, long pants, leather gloves, appropriate head gear and secondary eye protection are recommended. It is also recommended to bring a backpack, compass, pen and paper for the field exercises.



TARS Full Unit Member: $86 per student

TARS Associate Member: $100 per student

Non-TARS Member: $116 per student

Note: All registrations received up to two weeks prior to the start date of the class will be at the normal pricing. Any registration received during the period two-week period prior to the start date of the course will incur an additional $20 processing fee regardless of member, associate member, or non-member registration.