Host agency-wide communications training

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Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: Train as a team to improve your agency's quality of response. TEMA, OEC and APCO offer incident management and incident command training at all levels to ensure responders are safe and efficient when responding to calls. Many classes can be completed online while others are delivered through live seminars.

Objectives of Program: First responders will soon have access to FirstNet's fast, reliable broadband network that allows for instant communication with public safety workers across the US. Currently, only 60 percent of Tennessee's 50,000 emergency responders actively use TACN's interoperable land mobile radio system. TACN FirstNet wants every public safety professional in Tennessee to not only adopt existing technologies but prepare for the future of advanced communications.

How to Participate: 
Contact statewide interoperability coordinator Gerald Risner (TACN) or deputy statewide interoperability coordinator Mike Harris (TEMA) to request a training session.
Time: 
Learn about the latest public safety communication technology and response techniques in 3-hour online courses or day-long live seminars.
Cost: 
Utilize your agency resources to support in-house training. Grants and other financial assistance may be available through the Office of Emergency Communications.
People: 
Become certified alongside your fellow responders as you work together to complete courses.