Communications Technician Course (COMT)
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The Communications Technician Course (COMT) trains emergency responders on practices and procedures common to radio communications technicians during all-hazards emergency operations and will help communications technicians work within the Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structure with standardized operational and technical procedures.
Each participant should be familiar with their region's Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TIC Plan) and have a public safety communications background with exposure to field operations. The following are prerequisites.
- Fundamental public safety communications technology awareness
- Basic knowledge of local communications and communications systems; frequencies and spectrum; technologies; local topography; system site locations including knowledge of local, regional, and state communication plans; and communications and resource contacts
- Completion of the following training courses: ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, and IS-800. ICS-300 is strongly recommended but not required. Participants will be asked to show proof of having completed the courses in order to register.
- A written recommendation from the participant's supervisor attesting that the participant possesses the knowledge listed above
The course is designed for all local, regional, state and federal cross disciplinary emergency response professionals and coordination / support personnel with a communications background. Individuals who are assigned responsibility for a Strategic Technology Reserve (radio cache, mobile communications vehicle, or other deployable communications assets) are encouraged to attend. This course is targeted to students who have technical aptitude, but not necessarily strong technical experience.