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All-Hazards Communications Technician (COMT) (NC-977)

At the conclusion of the class, the student will be able to:
• Identify the functions of the Communications Unit and the duties and responsibilities of the COMT.
• Arrive at an all-hazards incident properly equipped, gather information to assess the assignment, and begin initial planning activities of a COMT.
• Identify basic components and theories behind the successful establishment and operation of the technical communications resources supporting an incident. During the class, emphasis is placed on radio, telephone, data networks, and satellite technologies.
• Understand incident scene safety issues and mitigation strategies.
• Understand the basics of installation and maintenance of incident communications systems.
• Maintain accountability of assigned communications equipment.
• Understand resources available to enhance the student’s skills upon completion of the class.
• Understand the Position Task Book and the process for completing it.

Date(s)  Mon. Jul 29, 2019 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Tue. Jul 30, 2019 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Wed. Jul 31, 2019 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Thu. Aug 01, 2019 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Fri. Aug 02, 2019 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Location Charlotte Police & Fire Training Academy - Mecklenburg County
1770 Shopton Rd, Charlotte NC 28217 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF2 - Communications, ESF5 - Emergency Management
Functional Areas Communications, Emergency Management / Planning
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor McMahon, Matthew 
Additional Instructors Schmidt, Randall E. 
Strayer, Seth   
Course Length 40 Hours 
Course Hours 40 
Prerequisites Listed below are the All-Hazards COMT prerequisites candidates must possess to attend the class: �� A public safety communications background with exposure to field operations. �� Fundamental public safety communications technology awareness. �� 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 communications and resource contacts. �� Completion of the following training courses: o ICS-100 o ICS-200 o IS-700 o IS-800 o ICS-300 is recommended for students, but not required

The COMT class is targeted 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 class is targeted to students who have technical aptitude, but not necessarily strong technical experience. Students should leave the class with a strong foundational knowledge of incident communications processes and systems, and some basic skills.

Maximum Participants 16
# Open Seats 16
# on Wait List 22

Offering Specific Information

This course is a part of the 2019 Disaster Communications Training week being held in Charlotte, NC.  This couse includes four (4) days of classroom instruction followed by one (1) day of practical skills as a part of a functional exercise.

Students should have a technical background and be prepared to discuss advanced communications topics.

Lodging and per diem will be reimbursed to the student upon completion of the course.

Please direct any questions to Greg Hauser at   |   |  Emergency Management Program's HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  NCEM Email   |  Healthcare Program's HelpDesk: 919-855-3812   |  OEMS Email