Communications Unit Technician (COMT)

Event Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 8:00 am to Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 4:45 pm
TBD Ogallala, NE 69153
Chris Ulrick Phone: (402) 471-7178 Email:

This 5 day class provides introductory and refresher training for the NIMS ICS COMT position. It introduces public safety professionals and support staff to various communications concepts and technologies including interoperable communications solutions, LMR communications, satellite, telephone, data, and computer technologies used in incident response and planned events. Participants develop the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the COMT in an all hazards incident, including responsibilities while operating in a local, regional, or state-level All-Hazards Incident Manage-ment Team.

The course is instructor led and supports learning through discussion, lecture, participation in multiple activities, and hands-on lab work to explain processes used for establishment and operation of the technical communications resources for 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.


  • A public safety background with experience in field operations
  • Attendees need to have technical communications background for this class
  • Awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology
  • Basic knowledge of the local, regional, tribal, and State Communications Plan/points of contact
  • Completion of IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, and IS-800.b
  • Familiarity with the pre-course reading materials

There is no registration fee for attending; NEMA is not providing room, board or mileage to attend this course.

Class size is limited to 16 participants.



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