National Joint TERT Initiative, LLC, Announces Leadership Changes

Alexandria, VA – The National Joint TERT Initiative, LLC (NJTI, LLC) announces the following leadership changes to the NJTI, LLC National Committee.

Effective December 31, 2017, D. Jeremy DeMar, RPL, ENP (NY) will be stepping down from his position as NJTI, LLC Co-Chair. Jeremy first became involved with the initiative in 2005, when he joined his PSAP’s Communications Response Team (CRT) as a TERT Trained Tactical Dispatcher. In 2011, while working on his APCO Registered Public Safety Leader (RPL) certification, DeMar chose development of the TERT Initiative in New York State as his yearlong Service Project. In 2012, Jeremy was appointed to the NJTI National Committee representing APCO, and shortly thereafter, was appointed Deputy TERT Coordinator for the State of New York. In his first year of TERT service in New York, Jeremy established a statewide TERT contact list and TERT training record repository, both of which would prove to be extremely helpful during NY-TERT’s response to Hurricane Sandy. In the years that followed, Jeremy provided TERT instruction throughout New York State, including first ever instruction to members of FDNY and NYPD in New York City.

National Joint TERT Initiative, LLC, Announces 2018 National Committee Appointments

Alexandria, VA – The National Joint TERT Initiative, LLC (NJTI, LLC) is pleased to announce the following appointments to the 2018 NJTI, LLC National Committee:

Committee Co-Chair: Cory Ahrens (WA)
Committee Co-Chair: Michael Smith (ME)
Nancy Dzoba (FL)
George Long (OR)
Joseph Westrich (ME)
Russell Palmer (GA)
Jeff Carney (TN)
Brianna Fields (AR)
Jonathan Jones (GA)
Brad Gass* (TN)
Andy Stenberg* (WI)
Debra Plunkett* (SC)
Matt Grogan* (NV)
Member at Large (EMAC) Kurt Hardin
Member at Large (International) Robin Johnstone

NJTI , LLC, Accepting Letters of Interest for Appointment to 2018 National Committee

The National Joint TERT Initiative, LLC, is currently accepting letters of interest for appointment to the 2018 NJTI, LLC, national committee. The 2018 service term runs from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018.  Consideration for appointment to subsequent terms is discretionary on the part of the appointee, NJTI, LLC, co-chairs, and NJTI, LLC, co-managers.

Interested parties should submit a resume and brief statement (one or two paragraphs) summarizing their interest in this vital mutual aid program for 9-1-1. Submissions should be sent via e-mail in PDF format to the two national co-chairs at and . The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2017.

FL-TERT: Deployment for Hurricane Irma

FL-TERT deployed its first team on September 14. Read the updates:

Submitted by Natalie Duran, FL-TERT State Coordinator

UPDATED 9/30/17:

In summary, we had 19 PSAPS that participated and supported the deployment of their Telecommunicators: Collier County SO: with a total of 36 TERT members to include the GA & TN teams. (FL-24/GA-6/TN-6) and Monroe County SO: with a total of 25 FL-TERT Members.

We depart with a sense of accomplishment knowing we did our best to take care of our brothers & sisters and help them get back on their feet again and get some well-deserved rest. Thank you for your commitment to serving others. God Bless You.

The success of these missions cannot be done by one person. It took a small village to make phone calls, check the database to ensure that the teams we deployed were TERT certified, explain to Directors & Supervisors what we needed, and work with their PSAPS who scrambled to switch shifts, backfill, and get their dispatches ready to travel.