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    • 13 May 2020

    2020 Event Postponed

    The August 2020 TIE is postponed due to COVID-19 response efforts by the sponsoring organizations. New dates have not been identified.
    • 7 Feb 2020

    Registration is now open!

    Registration is now open on the APAN site. If you are a mobile user and are having trouble viewing the registration form, go direct at:
    • 7 Jan 2020

    New Name, Same Exercise

    The Tennessee Public Safety Interoperability Exercise is now the Tennessee Interoperability Exercise. This change in name does not mean a change in audience or focus. It is simply being shortened to make it easier to talk about. Speaking of, be sure...
    • 27 Aug 2019

    TNPSIE 2019 is in the books!

    Thanks to everyone who joined us at McGhee Tyson last week. We are building something together that will improve readiness across the state and region. Check back in the coming days as we add presenter slides for breakouts you may have missed. Also...
    • 15 Aug 2019

    Commemorative Coin (Poker Chip)

    Once again, we will be offering a limited addition commemorative poker chip to mark our gathering. We only have 150, though, as enrollment far exceeded our expectations. See me during the event if you'd like one. $2 per. Pictures are attached to...
    • 15 Aug 2019

    One week out!

    We are one week out from the start of the exercise and we are now pushing 260 registrations from 80 organizations and 12 states. I uploaded several documents tonight. Be sure to review them. The Exercise Plan is the most important. You will receive...
    • 5 Aug 2019

    How can I prepare for TNPSIE today?

    We are just a couple weeks out from the exercise. Now is a great time to look over your gear and check it for serviceability. We hope that you are planning on bringing everything that you would normally pack for a long term mutual aid deployment to a...
    • 5 Aug 2019

    185 registrations from 73 different agencies...

    As of this morning, we now have 185 registrations from 73 different agencies, but there is still time a little time to sign up. Registration closes Friday at midnight.
    • 22 Jul 2019

    One Month Out

    We are now one month out from the start of TNPSIE and a lot is going on behind the scenes to get ready. As of today, there are 100 individuals registered and we are expecting that number to easily exceed 120 in the coming weeks. If you are waiting to...
    • 3 Apr 2019

    Dates and Locations

    The 2019 Tennessee Public Safety Interoperability Exercise planning committee is pleased to announce the dates and location for year's event. TNPSIE 2019 will take place August 22-25, 2019 at the McGee Tyson Airbase in Louisville, TN (adjacent to...
    • 16 Aug 2018

    HF Antenna Shootout

    Antenna shootout for Vital Connection exercise Thursday August 16 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Evaluation/monitoring stations pre-arranged Net control station (NCS) will be NCS750 The antenna shootout will begin on SHARES North day frequency Stations...
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Final Day's Schedule

    First off, I'd like to thank everyone for a great exercise. I hope everyone has learned something valuable about themselves, their equipment, and disaster communications in general. Our schedule for the 16th is as follows: Report directly to TA4...
    • 15 Aug 2018

    JPS Interoperability

    The gentlemen from JPS Interoperability will be coming around TA4 on the morning of the 15th. If you'd like them to help you upgrade the firmware on your ACUs or answer questions about that equipment, be sure to flag them down.
    • 15 Aug 2018

    Tomorrow's Schedule

    As a reminder, we start in TA4 at 0800 with the continued communications exercise until 1200. In between meeting other agencies, making radio contacts, and working on task books, we have a few demonstrations scheduled: 0800-0900 - Mutualink (waterfront...
    • 13 Aug 2018

    OnGuard Application

    We will be offering a free account for OnGuard, a personnel tracking and communications application, during the exercise to help with accountability on the training site. With over 180 registered, keeping tabs on who is coming and going will be a difficult...
    • 13 Aug 2018


    Today TEMA, Rutherford County EMA, and the Tennessee National Guard J6 began setup for the exercise. We look forward to seeing all 180 of you Tuesday. If you did not receive the Welcome Letter and Final Administrative Notes via email last week, please...
    • 31 Jul 2018

    Welcome Letter Coming

    We are putting the finishing touches on the Welcome Letter now with the ICS 205, COML/COMT taskbook plan, and final administrative notes. It is scheduled to publish Friday afternoon. We're looking forward to seeing everyone. Registrations are pushing...
    • 10 Jul 2018

    Don't forget to register!

    Don't forget to register for the event. This applies to both individuals attending the exercise in person as well as those remotely participating. So far, we have registrations from the following agencies: Tennessee National Guard J6 Tennessee State...