Course Summary
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4 Days
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 emergency management


The course objective is to demonstrate the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Communications Unit Leader on an AHIMT.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify course objectives and position-specific resource materials for the position of COML
  • Describe the Communications Unit Leader responsibilities in establishing an incident radio communications system
  • Describe the Communications Unit Leader roles and responsibilities for demobilization/transition from an incident
  • Describe the function and components of the Logistics Section and the Communications Unit within the context of the Incident Command System (ICS).Describe the function and components of the Communications Unit and qualification process for the Communications Unit Leader
  • Identify methods for the application, coordination, and use of interoperable communications
  • Identify methods and standards relating to frequency regulations and use
  • Create and publish a properly constructed ICS Form 205 Incident Radio Communications Plan and a Form 217A Communications Resource Availability Worksheet
  • Identify COML responsibilities in establishing an Incident Communications Center (ICC) as well as manage all incident communications needs, personnel, and the ICC
  • Describe requirements of personnel management
  • Demonstrate mastery of the key concepts presented in the course.

General Topics:

  • Logistics section
  • Communications unit
  • Interoperable communications
  • Incident communications systems
  • ICS forms
  • Demobilization
  • Personnel management
  • ICS centers
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials