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TEMA Communications Building 104

Communications Unit Technician (COMT) Class

This class provides introductory and refresher training for the NIMS ICS COMT position. Register at TEMA.training@tn.gov. Registration will close on June 28, 2024 or when the registration meets the maximum number of students.

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Communications Unit Technician (COMT) Class
Communications Unit Technician (COMT) Class

Time & Location

Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM CDT – Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM CDT

TEMA Communications Building 104, 3041 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204, USA

About the event

Register at TEMA.training@tn.gov.

This class 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, data, and computer technologies used in incident response and planned events. 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. 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, and hands-on exercises 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. Each attendee receives a Position Task Book.

Students should have the following:

  • A public safety background with experience in field operations
  • A technical communications background
  • Awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology
  • Basic knowledge of applicable communications plans

Completion of the following courses:

  • IS-100
  • IS-200
  • IS-700
  • IS-800
  • ICS-300 is RECOMMENDED

Additional Information: 

Classes will start at 9:00 AM the first day and 8:00 AM the other days. Classes will end about 4:00 PM. The class size will be no more than 30 students. There will be a break for lunch (not provided) each day. This roster will close on June 28, 2024, or when the class registration meets the maximum number of students. All travel, lodging and meal expenses are the responsibility of each student.

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