Tennessee Search & Rescue

Dispatch 855-788-5712 | Information 931-248-2427

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 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.

Our Equipment

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Sonar Boat

Command Trailer

GPS Tracking and Mapping Software

Inflatable Boat

Staging Trailer

Our Training

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

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


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.

Our Team

Recent Activity & Incidents

DatesIncident LocationOperationTeam(s) Involved
Nov 10, 2023Auburn, KYLandTennessee
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 01, 2023Overton Co, TNWildernessTennessee
Aug 27, 2023Bowling Green, KYWaterTennessee
Jul 12, 2023 - Jul 14, 2023London, KYWaterTennessee
May 10, 2023 - May 11, 2023Ashbrook, MSWaterTennessee
May 06, 2023Bryson City, NCWildernessTennessee, Virginia
Mar 30, 2023Franklin, KYWaterTennessee
Mar 29, 2023Hartselle, ALWaterTennessee
Mar 21, 2023 - Mar 23, 2023Tiptonville, TNWaterTennessee
Mar 17, 2023 - Apr 09, 2023Beaver Lake, ARWaterArkansas, Illinois, Tennessee
Mar 11, 2023Smithville, TNWaterTennessee
Feb 15, 2023 - Feb 16, 2023Sevierville, TNWaterTennessee
Jan 31, 2023 - Feb 02, 2023Muscle Shoals, ALWaterTennessee
Jan 23, 2023 - Jan 24, 2023Rock Island, TNWaterTennessee
Jan 10, 2023Sebree, KYWaterTennessee
Sep 17, 2022Nashville, TNWildernessTennessee
Sep 04, 2022Crab Orchard, TNWaterTennessee
Aug 25, 2022Crossville, TNWildernessTennessee
Aug 06, 2022 - Aug 07, 2022Crab Orchard, TNWater/LandTennessee
Jul 12, 2022 - Jul 13, 2022Moulton, ALWildernessTennessee