A WI-TERT Team Member is a trained telecommunicator who could be deployed to assist a dispatch center or support a command post in the event any state, county or local public safety communication center becomes compromised due to a man-made or natural disaster.
Possess positive interpersonal communication and leadership skills
Be an excellent multi-tasker and problem solver
Possess excellent people and teamwork skills inclusive of cultural diversity
No chronic work problems
Possess an ability to adapt and be flexible with different policies, procedures, equipment and geographic areas
Possess an ability to adapt to poor environmental conditions such as no beds, cold meals, no running water, etc.
Minimum 2 years experience in communications (fire, EMS or law enforcement) and currently employed by a public safety communications center
Employing agency must support and authorize participation
Must maintain a membership from one of the following three organizations: NENA, APCO or SEWCRSG
Must have a valid WI driver's license
Must have Internet access and a personal e-mail account
Must provide a 24/7 phone contact number
Must participate in periodic training/education sessions provided/sponsored by WI-TERT
Must be NIMS/ICS certified in: IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700
Estimated Time Commitment
Complete WI-TERT Team Member Basic Training course
Participate in regional WI-TERT quarterly meetings/teleconferences
Participate in on-going statewide/regional trainings
Commitment to deploy when activated - time requirement will vary on a per incident basis, but plan on minimum deployment of 72 hours
All individuals must have agency approval to participate as a WI-TERT Team Member.