Communications Unit Technician (COMT) Course
This 5-day course 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, date, 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 Management 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.
Applicant must complete a 119-25-1 form signed by their county Emergency Manager.
- 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 (Must be sponsored by local EM as COMS person)
- Completion of IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, and IS-800.b (Must be uploaded to your ks.train profile before your application can be considered. Instructions.)
- Familiarity with the pre-course reading materials
All Independent Study (IS) courses are available online (free of charge) at the FEMA Independent Study website: http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp
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These rooms will be available for Kansas residents
traveling 50 miles or more to attend this training. Arrangements for
lodging cannot be provided if participant is using Federal preparedness
grant funds for this training. Residents outside of Kansas and private contractors are not eligible for direct-bill lodging provided by KDEM.
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