TRD Boot Camp: Training for the Tent Professional

The Tent Rental Division Boot Camp is designed to educate and promote safety during installations and public usage. With training modules developed by TRD Leaders, customized content can include:

  • Anchoring your tent safely
  • Site survey – TRD style
  • Squaring – made simple
  • Tenting Basics
  • Tent Repair
  • Protecting your investment
  • Frame tent install – hands on
  • Pole tent install – hands on
  • Structures – hands on
  • Emergency situations
  • Conflict management – code officials
  • Basic safety
  • Round table discussions

Upcoming events

Don’t miss the next chance to enhance your crew’s skills.

March 6 and 7, 2024
Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions – Chattanooga, TN

Wednesday, March 6

(OPTIONAL – add-on cost) Certified Forklift Training; 2pm start time

  • TRD has partnered with ARA to offer comprehensive forklift training. Stay current and learn how to comply with ANSI B56 standards and OSHA requirements by participating in this program. Begin with the online classroom training and testing via a web-based platform. The online portion typically takes around 4 hours to complete and must be finished 48 hours prior to the hands-on training. The final step in certification involves an onsite practical hands-on examination, taking place on March 6. Upon successful completion of this hands-on training segment, Certified Forklift Operators will receive an operator card certifying their status, including being able to operate Class 1-5 forklifts as well as Class 7.

Pre-Boot Camp Networking Reception (apps & drinks included); 7 – 9 pm

  • Come network will fellow installers and vendors, along with knowledgeable TRD leaders who will be presenting at the Boot Camp the following day.

Thursday, March 7; 8 am – 4:30 pm

Program will include (lunch provided):

This Boot Camp is designed for the intermediate to advanced tent installers, supervisors, and managers.  During this full day training session attendees will gain useful knowledge and hands on experience on a variety of “advanced” tenting and rapidly growing segments in our everchanging industry.  Focus will be on but not limited to the following:

  • Clear Span Structures including Double Deckers
  • Alternate methods of raising beams in tight situations including crane operation
  • Elevated tent flooring
  • Alternate Anchoring including Ballasting (engineered and non-engineered)
  • Clear Span Portal Bracing (alternative to “X” bracing or cabling)
  • Guttering
  • Hard walls and tent doors and steps

Plenty of time will be afforded to tour Chattanooga Tent’s state of the art facility as well.


If you have questions about this event, please reach out to Jill Newman at or by calling 651-225-6953.


– ATTENDEE/INSTALLER (Non Member): $119
Includes Boot Camp Education and Networking Reception the evening before.

Supplier Registration ONLY. A vendor company participating in the Boot Camp MUST HAVE one “Primary Vendor Registration.” This registration includes 1 full registration to the Boot Camp, including the networking reception and a table top display for vendor time.
Any additional Vendor Registrations are discounted to $69 (member) and $109 (non member)

This is an optional add-on training. This price DOES NOT include the Full-Day Boot Camp on Thursday, March 7.

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Thank You to Our Current Sponsors


Networking Reception & Breakfast

Networking Reception

Hard Hats & Vests

Hard Hats & Vests



Boot Camp Sponsorships available! Contact Jill Newman ( for information.

PPE – if you have already branded PPE or would like to purchase and brand PPE to provide to attendees onsite please contact Jill Newman at to discuss this sponsorship opportunity. Potential items include:

  • Work Gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • Ear Protection

Hotel Recommendation
There is no room block for this event, but please take a look at these nearby options :

Courtyard by Marriott Chattanooga Downtown
200 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Residence Inn by Marriott Chattanooga Downtown
215 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown
311 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Hampton Inn & Suites Chattanooga Downtown
400 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Holiday Inn & Suites Chattanooga Downtown, an IHG Hotel
434 Chestnut St., Chattanooga, TN 37402