Tactical Operations Paramedic Support (T.O.P.S.)

"Good medicine in bad places"

Rutherford County EMS T.O.P.S. team was established in 1993 and is the oldest of the special teams. Paramedics are trained to provide medical support during tactical operations with law enforcement. They are trained in evacuation and treatment of patients under hostile conditions. They are equipped and ready to respond to such incidents as riots, hostage situations, and felony warrant arrests.

The team consists of eight paramedics that work primarily with the Rutherford County Sheriffs Department, however the team is made available for training and deployment for all law enforcement agencies within the County. The team trains monthly and must pass yearly physical agility tests.