What’s happening in your state
below to get the latest TERT news from every state.
Illinois held 2 Field
Communications courses in September and trained an additional 34 team
members. IL-TERT now has over 160 trained and deployable members of TERT
and 20 of them are trained and deployable Team Leaders. IL-TERT
will be providing an update to the annual 9-1-1 APCO/NENA conference
Washington State TERT is
moving forward as fast as we can to finalize our operations documents,
MoUs and processes. We are currently setting up Regions and Regional
Coordinators within the state.
Cory Ahrens, Project
Manager, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, is
the WA APCO/NENA Washington TERT Committee Chair. She is responsible
for working with the TERT committee to complete the work on the
operations documents and processes. Additionally, she may act as a
backup to the WA TERT Coordinator, when needed.
Cory James, Supervisor,
Norcom, Bellevue, WA is the WA TERT Coordinator. Cory J. is
responsible for being the point of contact for Emergency Management,
making the call to Regional Coordinators, and putting together TERT
teams on the callout.
We have an ambitious
schedule, we hope to be ready for full TERT deployments, with all
processes in place by January 1, 2013.
Experience from TX TERT Deployment
By Roxanna Johnson
This deployment went from worst case scenario, to
truly one of the best experiences I have ever had. There
were challenges in the beginning, but friendships were forged and
life-long relationships were established. I was astounded that
those with the best attitudes, had lost everything in the hurricane.
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I could not be prouder of
those that I served with. My team
was beyond dedicated and
took initiative to self-teach
themselves the other
agency’s CAD and
phone system. They
maintained a positive attitude and kept pushing through when the
going got tough.
This deployment really
made me appreciate the agency I work for
and the software/equipment I have in Frisco. I was
fortunate enough to share some of the programs we utilize with those
at St John Parish. I can only hope that I positively impacted them,
as much as they did me.
While we still have no
formal organization, I am working on getting support and buy-in from
Agency Administrators. I did a short presentation at the state APCO
conference last year and had a lot of dispatchers interested in
I have drafted some
procedures and rules, but as with many folks who wear several hats
when it comes to emergency response, results trickle in.
GJRCC was notified of a potential call out to the Waldo Canyon Fire,
El Paso County Sheriff had ordered a mandatory evacuation for
the communities of North Mountain Shados and Peregrine. A pre
evacuation notice had also been set to portions of Teller County…
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