Thank you for visiting the official blog of the New York State Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce(TERT)........TERT involves a comprehensive program that includes assistance to individual states in developing programs that would lead to the establishment of predetermined and selected trained teams of individuals who can be mobilized quickly and deployed to assist communications centers during disasters..........

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The passing of Captain Garth Hillier - Fulton County Sheriffs Office

On behalf of the National Joint TERT Initiative and the New York Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce (NY-TERT), our heartfelt condolences to the family and co-workers of Captain Garth Hillier of the Fulton County Sheriffs Office. Captain Hillier was NY-TERT's designated point of contact for the New York Initiative. He will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Captain. - D. Jeremy DeMar, RPL, ENP, COML - New York State Deputy TERT Coordinator - NJTI Chairman representing APCO

Saturday, June 21, 2014

National Joint TERT Initiative is now on Twitter!

Check out the National Joint TERT Initiative's Twitter feed @NJTITERT - For the most up to date information on everything TERT

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

NY-TERT Regional Instructor Program - May 8th & 9th, 2014 - Onondaga County 911

*CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT* NATIONAL JOINT TERT INITIATIVE (NJTI) - TELECOMMUNICATOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE TASKFORCE (TERT) NEW YORK TERT REGIONAL INSTRUCTOR “TRAIN THE TRAINER” PROGRAM SPONSORED BY: ONONDAGA COUNTY 9-1-1 – SYRACUSE, NY MAY 8TH & 9TH, 2014 8:00am to 5:00pm The New York TERT (NY-TERT) Regional Instructor “Train the Trainer” Program is designed to prepare existing TERT Team Leader’s to train and certify prospective NY-TERT candidates for deployment using the NJTI Deployment Awareness and NJTI Team Leader curriculums. NY-TERT Regional Instructor candidates should possess a background in training and/or group instruction; be comfortable presenting material in front of a variety of class sizes, and be comfortable working with and developing presentations using software and/or other digital mediums. Required: FEMA IS-144 or TERT Deployment Awareness certification – and - TERT Team Leader certification Recommended: ICS-300, ICS-400, Crisis Communications and/or CISM; Instructor Development Certification WRITTEN ENDORSEMENT FROM AN AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT HEAD IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES! Those interested in participating in the NY-TERT Regional Instructor “TTT” should e-mail the following items: 1) Letter of Interest: Why are you interested in becoming a NY-TERT Regional Trainer?
2) Up to date copy of your resume 3) Letter of Endorsement from your Department Head approving your Regional Instructor certification *PARTICIPATION IS FREE FOR APPROVED APPLICANTS. SEATING IS LIMITED TO 30 ATTENDEES* TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM, PLEASE E-MAIL THE THREE ITEMS SHOWN ABOVE TO:
DDEMAR@MONROECOUNTY.GOV To be held at Onondaga Community College PSTC – Mulroy Hall – 4926 Onondaga Road, Syracuse, NY 13215

Thursday, February 6, 2014

TERT Deployment Awareness Training Announcement: Monroe County (Rochester, NY)

The first TERT Deployment Awareness class of 2014 will be held at the Emergency Communications Department in Rochester, NY (Monroe County): pre-requisites for attendance are completion of FEMA's IS-100 and IS-700 online classes. The TERT Deployment Awareness class will be held on Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 0800-1600. Formal class announcement will follow shortly. For more information or to register for the class, please e-mail - D. Jeremy DeMar, RPL, ENP, COML - New York State Deputy TERT Coordinator