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E969: All-Hazards Position Specific Communications Unit Leader

Course Description:

This course helps participants establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Communications Unit Leader (COML) in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a COML operating in a local- or state-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities include the collection, processing, and dissemination as needed to facilitate Operations of Command, General Staff, and Unit Leaders within the confines of a Type 3 AHIMT. The course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises.

 

Course Objective:

  • Identify the functions of the Communications Unit and the duties and responsibilities of the COML.

  • Arrive at an all-hazards incident properly equipped, gather information to assess the assignment, and begin initial planning activities of a COML.

  • Plan, staff, manage, and demobilize the Communications Unit in a safe and effective manner to meet the needs of the incident.

 

Selection Criteria:

NIMS ICS All-Hazards training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.

 

Prerequisites:

  • E0300

  • E0400

  • IS0100.b

  • IS0200.b

  • IS0700.a

  • IS0800.b

 

Recommended Prerequisites:

O-305 Type 3 AHIMT Training course (delivered by USFA)