COMT Class, February 24-28, 2014

Communications Unit Technician (COMT)Class
Category NIMS COMU (Communications Unit)
Course Number L969
Location Pulaski County Sheriff's Dept., 110 East Meridian Street
City/County Winamac, Indiana/Pulaski County 46996
Start Date February 24, 2014
End Date February 28, 2014
Start Time 0800 edt 
End Time 1700 edt 
Max Students 13
Course Manager Integrated Public Safety Commission 
Contact Number 317.447.7686
Contact eMail
Lead Instructor U.S. Office of Emergency Communication
Test Date February 28, 2014
Registration Form application.pdf  
Fee NA
Prerequisites A public safety background with experience in field operations.
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 contacts
Completion of:
• IS 100 Introduction to Incident Command
• IS 200 ICS for Single Resources & Int. Action
• IS 700a Introduction to NIMS
• IS 800b National Response Framework: An Introduction
• ICS 300  Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents is recommended but not required.
Prerequisite notes:  Applicants must provide copies of all certificates upon registration. IC 100, 200, 700a and 800b courses can be taken online at  ICS 300 must be taken in a classroom setting.
Course Description  This class provides introductory and refresher training for the NIMS ICS Communications Technician (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 Management Team.
Target Audience NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on United States Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/ certification in those positions. COMT is designed for State/Territory, tribal, urban, and local emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a technical communications background.
Registration Information This course is being conducted by the Integrated Public Safety Commission.  Email, fax or mail applications to: IPSC COMT Course, attn. Vivian Nowaczewski, 8468 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis IN  46219. FAX: 317.899.8282. email:  
There is no cost to attend this workshop, but lodging and/or perdiem will NOT be provided. Additional details will be provided in your registration confirmation letter.