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Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce
What is TERT?


In the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters that devastated many areas of our country, public safety communications centers have faced tremendous challenges. One of the greatest challenges was maintaining adequate staffing levels of the communications centers.


To address this problem and expand on some individual state initiatives in place, APCO International and NENA have joined hands to develop more widely the 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.



Kentucky State Coordinator


Russ Clark

E-911 Director

Bluegrass 911

278 Precision Ct.

Lancaster, KY 40444

Office: 859-792-2244


Check back often as we are in the planning stages and hope to have applications and guidelines in the coming months. Until then please direct all questions to Russ.
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