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TRG-COMT: All-Hazards Communications Unit Technician (COMT) Course

Date: June 3, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Waldo County Emergency Management Agency
4 Public Safety Way
Belfast ‚ ME

Description of Event:

Description: This workshop delivers introductory and refresher training for the NIMS ICS COMT position. It introduces public safety professionals and support staff to various communications concepts and technologies. This includes interoperable communications solutions; LMR communications, satellite, telephone, data, and computer technologies used in incident response and planned events. It helps participants develop the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the COMT in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a COMT operating in a local, regional, or State-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT).

The course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, active participation in multiple exercises, and hands-on lab work to explain processes used for establishment and operation of the technical communications resources supporting an incident or planned event. The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of a COMT. It is designed for State/territory, tribal, urban, and local emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a technical communications background.

This workshop is taught by OEC/ICTAP instructors who have both practitioner and Communications Unit experience. The workshop also includes interactive discussions among attendees. Prior to the on-site workshop, OEC/ ICTAP staff will work with the requesting site to incorporate communications technologies in use by the participants’ agencies.

NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit technician positions or by those persons who desire to seek qualifications in those positions. Attendees need to have technical communications background for this workshop. Prerequisites include:

  • A public safety background with experience in field operations
  • Awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology
  • Basic knowledge of local communications and communications system, frequencies and spectrum, technologies, local topography, system site locations including knowledge of local, regional, and State communication plans, and contacts
  • Completion of IS-100b, IS-200b, IS-700a, and IS-800b

In addition, ICS-300, Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents, also is recommended. Prerequisite documentation will be checked prior to the start of the class. All prerequisites must be met prior to attending this course.

Each workshop is limited to 15 attendees. The course is five days starting June 3rd.

The course will be held at the Waldo County Emergency Management Agency, 4 Public Safety Way, Belfast, Maine 04915. If you would like to attend please contact Steven Mallory or Michael Grant.

For more information, contact:

Steven Mallory or Mike Grant




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