Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce 
December 2012

                                                  National Joint TERT Initiative



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Colorado TERT Development Progress


Our development progress is moving along. Regional Coordinators have    been assigned responsibilities throughout the state as we develop our databases and refine the call-out procedures. Currently, CO  TERT is deployable within the state of Colorado through the Jefferson County Incident Management Type III Team. We plan to be fully deployable in 2013.


Cozett Davis has volunteered to assist as Co-State Coordinator with Diane Russell. Cozett comes to us with many years of PSAP and on-scene experience as a supervisor and active member of the Grand Junction Regional Comm Center and their Type 1 Communications Team. She completed the TERT Train-The-Trainer Course with Natalie and will be assisting with training Telecommunicators throughout Colorado. Some of the incidents that Cozett and her team deployed to this year included the Jefferson County Lower North Fork Fire in March 2012 as TERT Telecommunicators and the Colorado Springs Waldo Canyon Fire in June & July 2012 with the Type 1 Team and their Type 1 Mobile Command Vehicle.


Cozett brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to CO TERT and we are excited to see more progress in the new year.


Diane Russell

Colorado TERT Co-State Coordinator  

ANSI Update Committee:


NJTI-TERT Board Vice-Chair Brian Tegtmeyer (APCO) is heading up the Standard for Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) Review, APCO/NENA ANS 1.105.1-2009 Committee. The following individuals are recognized for their contribution in the development of this standard:


Jeff Carney

Craig Whittington

D. Jeremy DeMar

Gil Bailey

Kurt Hardin

Monica Million

Natalie Duran

Sherry Decker

Steve Newton

Vicki Atchley

Woody Glover


The Committee is challenged with reviewing the entire standard. Together they will discuss, summarize and identify specific changes, revisions and/or issues and recommend updates.

What’s happening in your state 




Colorado TERT held a Team Leader Course at the Annual Colorado APCO/NENA Conference in October and welcomed six new Team Leaders. This brings our total to 57 individuals that have received TERT Team Leader Certification in the State of Colorado.


Welcome to:

Susan Perney Estes Park Police Dept  

Doug Andrew Thornton 911 Comm Center

Mary Edris Grand Junction Reg. Comm Center  

Brandi Seaton   Thornton Comm Center    

Steve Jarvis Thornton Comm Center    

Kenneth Green   Thornton Comm Center




The State Coordinator, along with another peer Supervisor from the City of Reno Emergency Communications, traveled to Florida to attend the TERT Team Leader training, as presented by NJTI APCO co-chair Natalie Duran.  The class was an excellent experience and very informative.  Although funding does not currently exist to host team leader training courses within Nevada, TERT members are encouraged to attend a course within another state if you can make it work within your travel plans. 


Funding IS available, however, for the Introductory TERT course.  If you are interested in bringing an introductory course to your region, please contact the State Coordinator. 


As a reminder, the online FEMA TERT Course IS-144 is available for those who may not be able attend an introductory course in person.  If you are taking this online course to become a readily deployable TERT member, then you must send your completion certificate, along with proof of your prerequisite completion for IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700 courses, to the State Coordinator.


New York


All NY-TERT deployed resources to Suffolk County returned prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. An After Action Report is being prepared at this time and will be available for review shortly.




Tennessee is steadily moving forward. 10 new members have been added over the last two months. The West TN Emergency Management Office will be hosting an ICS/EOC Interface Course in January. This course is a requirement for TERT leaders, and is highly recommended for TERT members.


Hamilton County is still working out the details to host a tactical dispatch and basic TERT course to Telecommunicators in Sequatchie County and other surrounding counties.




MO TERT Explained

Date: December 5th at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City MO


TERT Basic Awareness

Date: December 6, 2012

Location: Warren County Emergency Communications, Lake George, NY


TERT Team Leader

Date: December 7, 2012

Location: Warren County Emergency Communications, Lake George, NY


Upcoming Training


TERT Basic Awareness

Date: January 7, and Juanuary 14, 2013

Location: Orange Coounty Sheriffs Commonications, Orlando, FL


TERT Team Leader

Date: January 8, and January 15, 2013

Location: Orange Coounty Sheriffs Commonications, Orlando, FL

TERT Clothing





“I didn’t realize they were embroidered! You can’t imagine how pleased I am. I will be announcing your companies name at our TERT APCO Convention in Daytona next month! I sent your link to the State Coordinator. You can expect orders from her as well.”  🙂


-TERT Customer


“All the shirts, backpacks and bags were a big hit! I’d like to place another order for more classes we will be having in Jan. Let me go through the website and get approval from my State Coordinator and I will be sending over an order. THANKS AGAIN!!! The shirts are especially nice!!!!


-Christie from FL TERT


5 minute TERT training  



How to fill out an ICS 213


WHEN it happens to you!


Completing the ICS 213 General Message Form








Notice to Applicants for FY 2013 NFA or EMI Courses

To reduce the risk of identity theft, FEMA, the National Fire Academy (NFA), and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) are eliminating the use of the Social Security Number (SSN), where possible. One of those areas is when applying for any NFA or EMI training.

Who is affected? Anyone applying for any of the courses listed below delivered on or after October 1, 2012.

  1. All NFA courses including State-sponsored courses
  2. EMI courses at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC), at the Noble Training Facility (NTF), or in the field (L courses).

What do I need to do? Obtain a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number if you do not already have one from the Center for Domestic Preparedness.

How do I obtain my FEMA Student Identification (SID) number?
Step 1: To register, go to

Step 2: Click on the “Need a FEMA SID” box on the right side of the screen.
Step 3: Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
Step 4: You will receive an email with your SID number. You should save this number in a secure location.

What do I do with this new SID number I’ve been assigned?
The SID number must be used in place of the SSN on your General Admissions Application (FEMA Form 119-25-1, Box 3) and the General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2,Box 3) for any courses that begin on or after October 1, 2012.

Why is it important to register and obtain an SID?
Applications for any NFA or EMI courses that begin on or after October 1, 2012, and do not include the training registration number will not be processed until the FEMA SID is provided to NETC Admissions. 

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The items below are available for TERT related conferences. Shipping to your location will be free.The only cost to you will be the outgoing shipping you pay. For full explanation of procedures please refer to   Reserve TERT Accessories section above.
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TERT Panels at Conferences

TERT Panels in conferences 

“The displays worked great for the event. They attract the attention and then get people interested in the information about TERT.” – Brianna Fields

“Thanks to Sherry Decker for sharing such an informative and attractive display.” – TN state coordinator


“At our  State APCO/NENA conference last week our class was full of those interested in TERT” – OK state coordinator

Deployable States 
 15 Depoyable                   24 In Progress                    11 Inactive
Status of TERT   

Committee members and volunteers
Standard Committee                     Training Committee
Lynnette Doyal                              Christine Burke
Brian Burgamy                               Lisa Fulton
Linda Davis                                    Linda Davis
Kimberely Burdick                          Jesse Creech
Cory James                                     Brianna Fields
D.Jeremy DeMar                             D.Jeremy DeMar
Violet Anderson                              Violet Anderson
                                                        Diane Pickering
Legislative Committee                    Newsletter
Brian Burgamy                                Lisa Fulton
Kimberely Burdick                           Alejandro Moreno
Conference and Booth                     Website
Lynnette Doyal                                Jim Tanner
Lisa Fulton                                       D.Jeremy DeMar
Cozett Davis                                    Brian Bergamy
Jim Tanner                                           
Members/Database Committee
Christine Burke
Jim Tanner
Yolanda Callaway
Brianna Fields
Lena Gribb
Michele Blais
Violet Anderson
Cozett Davis

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