Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT)

What is TERT?

  • A taskforce with trained responders able to quickly travel and provide assistance to a 9-1-1 center

  • The idea first started following Hurricane Katrina

  • Similar teams now exist around the country to help communities in a disaster

How is Oregon TERT activated?

  • A 9-1-1 center determines a need for extra staffing

  • A request is made to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for assistance

  • OEM contacts the Oregon TERT State Coordinator

  • The Oregon TERT is activated and sent the impacted 9-1-1 center

Learn more:

Interested in becoming involved with Oregon TERT? 

Oregon TERT

FEMA Training Courses

Upcoming Oregon Deployment Training Courses:

  • Look here for future postings


Contact: Mike Grimm, Oregon TERT State Coordinator