Course Description

Course Communications Unit Technician (TRG-COMT)

This workshop delivers introductory and refresher training for the ICS COMT position.  It introduces public safety professionals, and support staff to various communications concepts and technologies.  This includes state-of-the-art 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, local emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a communications background.  This five day workshop is taught by OEC/ICTAP instructors who have both practitioner and Communications Unit experience.

The workshop utilizes facilitated lectures, student exercises, and hands-on lab work.  The workshop includes interactive discussions among attendees.  OEC/ICTAP instructors work through the discussions, exercises, and hands-on work to explain processes used for successful establishment and operation of the technical communications resources supporting an incident or planned event. Prior to the on-site work shop, OEC/ICTAP staff work with the requesting site to incorporate communications technologies in use by the participants’ agencies.

Date(s) Mon. Feb 25, 2013 9:00am-5:00pm 
Tue. Feb 26, 2013 8:30am-5pm 
Wed. Feb 27, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm 
Thu. Feb 28, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm 
Fri. Mar 01, 2013 8:30am-12noon 
Location Wingate by Wyndham Hotel - Mecklenburg County
6050 Tyvola Glen Cir, Charlotte NC 28217 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes WiFi Access  
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length 5 days  CEUs  

Prerequisites for attendance include:

• A public safety background with experience in field operations

• Awareness of 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 contacts

• Completion of IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800

• IS-300 is recommended but not required

• A written recommendation from the student’s supervisor attesting that the student possesses the

knowledge listed above

Offering Specific Information

Hotel Accommodations will be made on your behalf 7 days prior to the course start date.

PLEASE contact Alyssa Young to inform if you will be arriving on the night before or day of your course.

Hotel Accommodations & meals are provided by the Office of Interoperability


PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you need to cancel your registration, Please do so no later than 3 days prior to start date. Your agency WILL BE held responsible for Hotel No-Show fees!

If there are any questions regarding this course, please contact:

Alyssa Young

Office of Interoperability or (919) 576-3607