In the wake of Hurricane Florence, our organization is preparing to send volunteer building inspectors to the region if we are asked to help. Currently, we have about 250 trained inspectors and our goal is to have 7000 trained inspectors. If you want to help people in their darkest hour using your professional training and experience, we invite you to sign up for TNSAVE and become certified by taking one of our upcoming classes. 

TNSAVE is comprised of professional organizations whose objective is to help the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) develop and maintain a post-disaster building inspector program. TNSAVE serves TEMA and the State of Tennessee to train and organize building inspectors for disasters such as earthquakes, tornados and floods. TNSAVE Members are usually engineers, architects, building inspectors/enforcement, or other construction and design professionals with an interest in serving following a disaster. 

To be eligible to volunteer to perform building evaluations for TEMA following a disaster, you must have taken our training or an approved alternate within the last 3 years. We are offering training classes next month in Memphis and Knoxville. Here is information about these events: 

May 3: Visual Assessment Training in Nashville, TEMA Headquarters
May 29 - June 7: Shaken Fury Exercise

June 21: Visual Assessment Training in Memphis, Shelby County EMA

October 18: Visual Assessment Training in Tri-Cities; Location TBD

Check-in for both classes begins at 7:30 a.m. and the classes will start at 8 a.m. Classes normally run to about 4 p.m. 

Architects and engineers receive 7 professional development hours for attending. Fee is $75 if you are a member of one of our sponsoring organizations (AIA, TNSEA, ASCE, ACEC, SAME, AGC, TSPE, and ASCE Geo-Institute), and $125 for non-members. Lunch is provided with your fee. 

You can register by clicking on one of the following links: (Memphis Class) 

TNSAVE Knoxville Class 

Regardless of whether you attend one of the classes, you can become a member of TNSAVE by visiting