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Firefighter & EMS Training & Resources

Firefighters and EMS play a unique role in society and often come face to face with some of the most vulnerable populations. Being able to recognize when a child or family needs support can be all the difference in helping that child lead a healthy and safe life.

The training above is designed to teach you how to recognize the signs of abuse, how to make a report, and how to prevent child abuse in your communities.

The TN Child Abuse Hotline takes reports by phone at 1-877-237-0004 or, in non-emergency situations, reports can also be made online through the web tracking system at apps.tn.gov/carat. The Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you are interested in learning more about DCS, child abuse, or prevention, please email Rebecca.Bevans@tn.gov for additional training opportunities. We are available to offer training live or virtually.


Fire Departments that have completed the Stewards of Children training!

Thank you to the Fire Departments who have completed the Stewards of Children training & learned how to prevent and recognize child sexual abuse in their communities!

  • Atoka Fire Department
  • Bartlett Fire Department
  • City of Loudon Fire Department
  • Covington Fire Department
  • Franklin Fire Department
  • Germantown Fire Department
  • Hohenwald Fire Department
  • Jackson Fire Department
  • Lascassas Fire Department
  • Maryville Fire Department
  • McMinnville Fire Department
  • Memphis Fire Department
  • Munford Fire
  • Oakland City Hall- Police/Fire/Administration
  • Rutherford County Fire Department