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.
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.
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.