La Vergne rescue squad was formed in 1970 by three members wanting to help there COMMUNITY.
In July 2015, La Vergne Rescue Unit, Inn. and the City of La Vergne have an AGREEMENT as additional resource during multiple vehicle accident, major fire, inclement weather, natural disasters, and any other time La Vergne Rescue is called to assist. La Vergne Rescue is also a full time member of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads and provides mutual aid throughout the State of Tennessee and surrounding states when requested.
We are an active member of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads (TARS). TARS was organized in January 1955 and is incorporated under the statutes of Tennessee as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Rescue Squads were created from a need for a specialized group of emergency responders in rural areas. Prior to what we know as Emergency Medical Services (EMS), victims of automobile collisions faced being cut free from wreckage by local wrecker services. Their tools were limited to their winch booms, hacksaws, chains and come-alongs. Then funeral homes performed emergency transport. Some funeral homes began staffing drivers along with someone to provide first aid, but they were equipped with little more than a portable oxygen tank and a stretcher for the victims to lie on during the rough and rapid transport to the hospital. Today, Rescue Squads coordinate with Ambulance Services and Fire Rescue Services to respond to emergencies across Tennessee. There are over 115 Rescue Squads with more than 5,000 volunteers.
Members of La Vergne Rescue Unit, Inc. have training in the following:
Vehicle Extrication Advanced Vehicle Extrication instructor-vehicle extrication Instructor-Vehicle Extrication, Bloodborne Pathogens, Vanessa K. Free instructor-first aid & CPR Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Emergency Medical Technician- Advanced Confined Space HAZMAT Awareness Low Angle Boating Operations NASAR SARTECH III Instructor - Didson sonar
SCUBA DIVING-PADI open water advanced search and rescue rescue
Physical Address: 141 Gambill lane La Vergne, TN 37086 Mailing Address : P.O. Box 163 (615) 793-6022