TERT - Current Status

 

 

  In September 2002 NC NENA President signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) for use of the Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce.

 
bullet NC NENA is recognized as the primary point of contact for any requests made to NCEM for assistance to any PSAP in North Carolina.

 
bullet Letters explaining the TERT program were sent to all affected city and county managers in North Carolina.

 
bullet NC NENA President commissioned an updated review / count of all PSAP’s (to include information needed for database) An update from a 1996 study.

 
bullet Communications Centers around the state were notified of the the creation of the taskforce.

 
bullet NOTE: All PSAP’s are eligible to receive assistance from the taskforce, regardless of their ability to deploy.

 
bullet A "Run-Card" style database was designed to determine the initial Assisting PSAP’s for each communications center in NC.

 
bullet A practice deployment was planned for early 2003.

 
bullet First TERT Deployment to Lenoir County after West Pharmaceutical Plant explosion in January 2003.

 
bullet TERT Deployments to Tyrrell and Pasquotank Counties in September 2003 after Hurricane Isabelle.

 
bullet TERT Deployment to Haywood County in September 2004 after Hurricane Ivan.

 
bullet TERT Deployment to Saint Tammany Parrish, Louisiana in September 2005 after Hurricane Katrina.

 
bullet NENA announces a national TERT initiative in Greensboro, NC on October 25, 2005. Will later become the National Joint TERT Initiative (NJTI)
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TERT Deployment to assist N.C. Forestry Service with Evans Road fire in Eastern North Carolina, in June 2008.