5 Minute TERT Training
TERT Response Ready Kit
Prior to deployment, a response ready kit should be obtained and assembled. Having a Kit ready by each Agency and/or Team member prepares you for any incident or planned event. Remember to restock Kit each time it is used.
Notepads – to assist with taking notes while deployed
Office supplies (paperclips, gloves, rubber bands, sticky notepads, and liquid paper)
Field Operation Guide (NIFOG)
Local System Coverage Map
NIMS ICS Forms:
201 – Incident Briefing
202 – Incident Objectives
203 – Organization Assignment List
204 – Assignment List
205 – Incident Radio Communications Plan
205A – Communications List
206 – Medical Plan
207 – Incident Organization Chart (wall mount size)
208 – Safety Message/Plan
209 – Incident Status Summary
210 – Resource Status Change
211 – Incident Check-In List
213 – General Message Form – Utilize this to send message back and forth to IC.
214 – Activity Log (optional 2-sided form) – Each individual assigned to a disaster fills this form out; This is a journal of your activities from start to finish.
215 – Operational Planning Worksheet
215A – Incident Action Plan Safety Analysis
218 – Support Vehicle/Equipment Inventory
219-1 to 219-8 and 219-10 – Resource Status Card (T-Card)
220 – Air Operations Summary Worksheet
221 Demobilization Check-Out
225 Incident Personnel Performance Rating
PSAP Survey – Information to include: PSAP Name, Physical Address, Primary Contact, Secondary Contact, 24 X7 Number, CPE, CAD, Mapping and Radio Manufacturers and Models; Radio System Description; Staffing (Calltaker only, Calltaker/Radio Police, Calltaker/Radio Fire/EMS, EMD).
TERT Request Information – Name of Agency, Contact Person, Telephone #, EMA/TERT Coordinator Notified (time/date); Nature of emergency and impact on PSAP (work overload, PSAP evacuation, Adverse environment conditions, Localized pandemic, Other); anticipated deployment environment (PSAP, Field response); Anticipated length; TERT State Coordinator have PSAP Survey?; Roadblocks, flooded roadways, etc?; ETC.
TERT Package – This will include, but not limited to, List of CAD codes/commands; List of call types; List of radio codes; List of major public buildings such as schools, hospitals, jail/prisons, etc; Check-in/Check-out procedures; ETC.
Sample Checklists- TERT Request Checklist Interstate; TERT Request Checklist Intrastate; TERT Arrival Checklist; TERT End of Shift Checklist; TERT Deactivation Checklist.
TERT Member Supply List – Minimum of 72-hour supply- Includes, but not limited to, water; rain gear; matches in waterproof case; ID/DL/Cash/Debit or Credit Card; MRE’s; Sunscreen; boots; tennis shoes; zip lock bags; etc.
Medical Considerations – Ensure you are up to date with your vaccinations. CDC guidance document is located at www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/responderimmun/asap.
PSAP Survey, TERT Request Information, TERT Package, Sample Checklists; TERT Member Supply List, and Medical Considerations are all forms located in the Attachment section of the APCO-NENA-ANS1-105. PSAP Surveys should be filled out and sent to your TERT State Coordinator, Regional Coordinator and County Coordinator (if there is one). Update it anytime there is a change made. Keep the PSAP Survey and TERT Package filled out and in your kit.
It is also suggested for each TERT member to have an Agency Letter of Authorization and Commitment Letter on file.