Tennessee Sends 9-1-1 Resources to Florida for Hurricane Ian Response

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 01:15pm

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has deployed two teams of 9-1-1 emergency response personnel to Florida to help local first responders answer emergency calls and dispatch resources in Hurricane Ian’s aftermath.

“Tennessee continues to support Florida with resources and personnel as they navigate the aftermath of Hurricane Ian,” said TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by this disaster, including our own first responders and emergency service professionals.”

The Telecommunications Emergency Response Teams (TERTs) deployed to Collier County, Florida and includes a total of 26 members representing departments from the following Tennessee counties and jurisdictions:

  • Hamilton County
  • Loudon County
  • Hamblen County
  • Hawkins County
  • Madison County
  • Williamson County
  • Gibson County
  • Metro Nashville

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is coordinating Tennessee’s Hurricane Ian’s deployments through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). The task force will deploy for 14 days and will provide critical telecommunications support.

Previous EMAC deployments from Tennessee included a Type IV A-Team, Planning Section Chief, Operations Section Chief, and Ambulance Strike Teams.

About the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency: TEMA’s mission is to coordinate preparedness, response and recovery from man-made, natural and technological hazards in a professional and efficient manner in concert with our stakeholders. Follow TEMA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and, at www.tn.gov/tema.