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
Interested in becoming involved with Oregon TERT?
FEMA Training Courses
Upcoming Oregon Deployment Training Courses:
Look here for future postings
Contact: Mike Grimm, Oregon TERT State Coordinator