Tennessee Search & Rescue
What We Do
Our team is equipped to search, manage, or assist in missing incidents with mapping and tracking capabilities to efficiently search and log searched areas. We also have portable repeaters for clear communication in remote areas. A k-9 dog and handler trained for tracking and trailing.
Our team has multiple boats and trained team members that can assist with searches for drowning victims. We utilize state of the art side scan SONAR and also have a towfish to obtain stable images in deep water. We have team members with Open Water Diver training.
Our team is available to assist in the aftermath of tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. We can assist with clearing areas and searching for survivors as well as tracking and managing the search and recovery efforts. Our team is trained to use the NIMS framework as well as the FEMA marking system for seamless integration with other teams.
About Our Team
The Tennessee Search & Rescue team was established in March 2018. Our 38 team members are from conservative Christian communities in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama, who are passionate about helping others.
Our goal is to be an effective resource to assist local law enforcement, EMS, fire departments, park services, and other responsible agencies with missing person searches.
We strive to maintain proficiency in our skills and work hard to stay current in training and equipment. Since our team is volunteer based, we do not charge for our services. Our ultimate goal is to show the compassion and love of Christ to people in distress.
GPS Tracking and Mapping Software
Our team works hard to be proficient at what we do. We take our certificates and training seriously and do what we can to increase our knowledge of search and rescue topics. This continued training increases our efficiency and makes our scenes safer for all involved.
All Tennessee SAR team members are required to hold the following certifications:
CPR & First Aid • ICS 100 & 700
• CPR & First Aid
• ICS 100 & 700
Many of our team members are certified in the following areas:
SARTech II • State Approved Boater’s Safety • ICS 200 & 800
Open Water Diver • Scuba Diver • Police K-9 Officer
K-9 Tracking, Trailing • Hazmat Awareness • Fire Fighter
Swift Water Awareness/Operations • National Park Service SAR
Helicopter Operations for SAR Responders • Crime Scene Preservation • GPS Basic Endorsement • Wilderness First Aid
• State Approved Boater’s Safety
• ICS 200 & 800
• Open Water Diver
• Scuba Diver
• Police K-9 Officer
• K-9 Tracking, Trailing
• Hazmat Awareness
• Swift Water Awareness/Operations
• National Park Service SAR
• Fire Fighter
• Helicopter Operations for SAR Responders
• Crime Scene Preservation
• GPS Basic Endorsement
• Wilderness First Aid
Simple words can never express my gratitude for you guys! Thank you for giving us some closure during such a horrible time. We will always remember the sacrifice and time you all so graciously gave.
Our deepest thank to this team for bringing closure to the family, friends, and loved ones. Without your valuable assistance, that could not have occurred.
Recent Activity & Incidents
Feb 18, 2022
Feb 11, 2022
Jan 26, 2022
Dec 13, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
Aug 23, 2021 - Aug 24, 2021
Aug 21, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Jul 15, 2021
May 27, 2021
May 14, 2021 - May 22, 2021
May 08, 2021
Apr 29, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Dripping Springs, TN
Apr 05, 2021 - Apr 06, 2021
Mar 28, 2021
Crab Orchard, TN
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 09, 2020
Oct 27, 2020
Jul 31, 2020 - Aug 01, 2020
Jul 20, 2020 - Jul 21, 2020
|Dates:||12/13/2021 - 12/18/2021|
|Dates:||08/23/2021 - 08/24/2021|
|Dates:||08/21/2021 - 08/28/2021|
|Dates:||05/14/2021 - 05/22/2021|
|Team(s) Involved:||Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia|