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

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Contact George Long, Oregon TERT State Coordinator