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Communications Unit Leader Training (COML)

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 8:00 am to Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00 pm
JFHQ/NEMA 2433 NW 24th Street Lincoln, NE 68524
Send course registration form to: Dave Reisen, C.L.S.S.Y.B State Training / Exercise Officer / NIMS Coordinator Nebraska Emergency Management Agency OFFICE 402-471-7177 dave.reisen@nebraska.gov

The All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML) course trains emergency  responders to serve as radio communications unit leaders during all-hazards emergency operations. COML responsibilities  include developing  plans to effectively use incident communications  equipment and facilities, managing distribution of communications equipment to incident personnel, and coordinating the installation and testing of communications equipment.

Class Prerequisites:

To attend this course, applicants  must have the following prerequisites.

  • A public safety communications background with exposure to field operations; this experience should be validated  by the authority who supervises the applicant.
  • Basic knowledge of local communications  and communications systems; frequencies and spectrum; technologies;  local topography; system site locations including        knowledge of state, regional, and local communication plans; and communications and resource contacts.
  • Completion ofthe following FEMA  training courses:

o      IS-I00.b, Introduction to the ICS

o      IS-200.b,  ICS for Single Resources and Initial Incidents

o      ICS-300, Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

o      IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction

o      IS-800.b, National Response Framework (NRF), an Introduction

  • In addition, ICS-400, Advanced ICS, Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents, is recommended.

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