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L-969 All-Hazards Communication Unit Leader (COML)

Sponsoring Institution: North Central Texas Council of Governments
Description: Course Overview
The COML Course is a three (3) day class for a total of 24 hours. This curriculum trains emergency responders on practices and procedures used to manage the Communications Unit in an ICS structure at an All Hazards Event. COML responsibilities at an incident might include developing plans for the effective use of incident communications equipment and facilities, managing the distribution of communications equipment to incident personnel, and coordinating the installation and testing of communications equipment. The COML will supervise other members of the Communications Unit, such as the Communications Technician (COMT), Radio Operator (RADO), and Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM), if those positions are filled during an incident. The class is presented with facilitated lecture and student exercises. There is adequate time built in to the class to facilitate interactive discussions and hands-on training.

Target Audience:
This curriculum trains emergency responders on practices and procedures used to manage the Communications Unit in an ICS structure at an All Hazards Event. The COML class is targeted for all local, regional, state and federal cross disciplinary emergency response professionals and coordination/support personnel with a communications background. Candidates for COML training should have knowledge of the following: local communications processes and technologies; available communications systems; and regional, State, and local communications plans. Training should be taken by all public safety communications experts involved in any of the following activities: developing plans for the effective use of existing incident communications equipment, facilities, policies, and procedures; managing the distribution of communications equipment to incident personnel; and coordinating the installation and testing of communications equipment. An application and prerequisites certification is required prior to attending the course.
Special Instructions: Prerequisites & Other Information:
Each student should be familiar with their Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TIC Plan), State communications Interoperable Communications Plan (SCIP) and the Regional Interoperable Communications Plan (RICP) and/or your local communication plan and communication assets. Listed below are the Type III All-Hazards COML prerequisites that candidates must possess to receive a certificate for course completion.
A public safety communications background with exposure to field operations. Fundamental public safety communications technology awareness, supervisory, and personnel management skills.
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 communications and resource contacts.
Completion of ICS-100, 200, 300, 700, and 800b.


Note for all Students
All students must complete the attached FEMA 119-25 (with SID) and have it signed by yourself and your supervisor and bring to class. The FEMA SID has replaced the SSN on all DHS Classes. If you do not have a SID you can go to: https://training.fema.gov/EMI/ and click on the link for FEMA SID.
Date: March 15-17, 2016, 0800-1700
Location: North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive, Centerpoint II
Arlington
Contact: Brent Archer
817-608-2311
barcher@nctcog.org
To Register: https://www.preparingtexas.org/DeliveryDetails.aspx?classid=c826645b-e2f3-4844-8553-f24c1def51bc

 

 

 
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