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Communications Unit Technician (COMT)

Event Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 8:00 am to Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:00 pm
TBD Ogallala, NE 69153
Chris Ulrick Phone: (402) 471-7178 Email: chris.ulrick@nebraska.gov

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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G-361 Flood Fight Operations

Event Date: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 8:00 am to Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Pender Community Center 614 Main Street Pender, NE
Roger Conrad Phone: 402-471-7175 E-mail: roger.conrad@nebraska.gov


This program addresses community planning and response options for riverine flooding. While it does not deal with specialized flooding situations such as alluvial fan floods, coastal floods, flash floods, or floods related to ice jams, the same basic planning and response procedures could apply in these unique situations.
Anyone with flood responsibilities will benefit from this training, and there are no prerequisites.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
· Summarize the basic concepts related to riverine flooding.
· Analyze flood threats for a given scenario.
· Determine how to coordinate with multiple agencies, groups and organizations to plan for riverine flooding.
· Explain the advantages and disadvantages of expedient flood works.
· Develop a flood emergency plan for a given scenario.
· Summarize the considerations involved in managing a volunteer workforce.
· Describe the processes, equipment, and considerations for monitoring flood works.
· Explain the challenges and resources associated with the recovery process.
· Evaluate the actions taken during a riverine flood event, for a given scenario.

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