The mission of the Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team (NKYTRT) is to provide specialized emergency response capabilities and resources in order to respond for calls for assistance that exceed the scope of normal fire, rescue, and EMS response capabilities. Our goals are to: Prepare through advanced training, equipment acquisition and the gathering of resources; Prevent harm to all life (both human and animal) and property through education, response, and action; Respond to calls for assistance for all life and property; Rescue all life that is in danger; Recover those that have been lost.
Specifically, when asked to help identify the proper funding mechanisms for the NKYTRT; Attorney Shane Sidebottom took immediate action. He first met with the Board of Directors for the NKYTRT to find out what exactly was needed legally to get a 501(3) (C) project started. The outcome of the meeting identified milestones that needed to be accomplished for federal and state non-profit compliance requirements. Shane completed the necessary forms to file with the IRS to obtain an employer identification number in order to proceed with the 5013C project. He clarified through the IRS, a previous Employee Identification Number (EIN), he obtained the correct number, and he then proceeded through the Kentucky State Attorney General’s office.
Because of his professional and legal expertise, he was able to establish a 501(3) (C) non-profit status for the NKYTRT. This 501(3) (C) status will now allow the (NKYTRT) to seek funding from the community, state and the federal government through grant or donation funding processes.
The Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team provides the following rescue and recovery services for: Building Collapse, Confined Space, Heavy Vehicle Extrication, High/Low Angle Rope Rescue, Large Animal Rescue, Missing Persons Searches, Swift Water, and Excavation/Trench Rescue and Recovery operations.