Fayette County Technical Rescue Team
LOCAL MISSION: to provide technical rescue assistance to Mid-South emergency response agencies at no charge to those agencies or to taxpayers. It trains a highly diverse team of emergency personnel from varying backgrounds in the use of specialized equipment and tactics for rescue support.
- LOCAL OWNERSHIP/TEAM. The Fayette County TRT is an all-volunteer regional rescue squad that provides service all across West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas. It is the only private and sanctioned volunteer rescue squad in the Mid-South that is dedicated to technical rescue. Its commander is a Piperton, Tennessee, resident.
- INDEPENDENT 501(c)(3). Verified tax-deductible donations, per Charity Navigator and the Tennessee Secretary of State.
- % OF DONATIONS: 62 percent of donations applied to direct training, licensing or continuing education of rescue personnel (source: latest available IRS Form 990)