All Hazards Communications Technician (COMT)


Date: September 24, 2018
Time: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Maine Emergency :Management Agency
45 Commerce Dr., Suite 2
Augusta ‚ ME

Description of Event:

All Hazards Communications Technician (COMT)

September 24th- September 27th, 2018

The Maine Emergency Management Agency will be conducting the All-Hazards Communications Technician (COMT) Class which is available to provide DHS approved National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant Communications Technician (COMT) instruction to ensure that every state/territory has trained personnel capable of coordinating on-scene emergency communications during a multi-jurisdictional response.

CLASS OBJECTIVES: 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: The COMT class is targeted for all local, regional, state, tribal and federal cross disciplinary emergency response professionals and coordination/support personnel with a technical communication background. Students will represent NIMS compliant jurisdictions with need to obtain COMT training. Due to the limited number of students permitted, all applications must be complete and these will be reviewed and ranked by the SWIC and the State Training Officer. Once approved, the potential candidate will receive a read-ahead package which must be reviewed before attending the class.

PRE-COURSE WORK/PRE-REQUISITES: A public safety background with experience in field operations, a technical, communications background, awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology, and a basic knowledge of applicable communications plans are recommended. Students must have completed IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 prior to attending this course. Proof of completion of these courses must be provided with the application, including a cover letter. Students must also be familiar with the pre-course reading material provided by the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC).

Course Location: The course will be held at the Maine Emergency Management Agency 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, Maine 04333. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Lodging is available to State and municipal students travelling more than 50 miles from their work base. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

**All applications should be submitted by email/fax via FEMA 119-25-1 training application form. FEMA form can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/mema/training

For more information, contact:

Steven Mallory
207-624-4476
Steven.Mallory@Maine.gov