9-1-1 is only one part of a larger picture known as emergency communications. During a major emergency incident or disaster, the first point of situational information will be 9-1-1 which, along with other key players, must work together to form a seamless emergency response. This course will review the most important components of the emergency response/emergency communications system and how they work and integrate to affect a coordinated response., Presented by Andy Leneweaver & George Long, SECO & Kitcom. Class Location: Classroom A.
George Long currently serves as the Washington TERT State Coordinator and Co-Chair’s the National Joint Initiative TERT (NJTI) committee. He also holds a master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management and a second Master’s in National Security Studies. George has presented at several state, regional and national level conferences on disaster and NG9-1-1 related topics. After many years as a volunteer in disaster communications, George also helped to establish the TERT program in Oregon.
Andy Leneweaver is the Deputy Washington State 911 Coordinator responsible for the statewide 911 enterprise systems and works for the Emergency Management Division (EMD) of the Washington Military Department. His additional duties include emergency communications mentor and ESF2 Lead. Andy is also a retired US Army Colonel, after serving for over 30 years. The one constant in his life has been service to others, either as a community volunteer or in the various career positions.
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