Auxiliary Emergency Communications Training
The Auxiliary Emergency Communications (AuxComm) course trains experienced auxiliary emergency communications personnel on integrating their people, equipment and abilities into the Communications Unit during planned events and all-hazards emergency incident operations. This course will help auxiliary emergency communications personnel learn to work within the Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structure.
Course Length: 18 hours
Prerequisite: Auxiliary Emergency Communications candidates must have the following prerequisites to attend the course: 1) A General Class or higher amateur radio license. 2) Past experience in auxiliary emergency communications. 3) Completion of the following training courses prior to the class: IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800. 4) A desire to learn how to work with COMLs in a NIMS/ICS environment.
Target Audience/Discipline: The course focuses on auxiliary communications interoperability, emergency operation center etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, FCC rules and regulations, auxilliary communications training and planning, certification/accreditation and emergency communications deployment. It is intended to supplement and standardize an operator's basic knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context.
Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.
Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.
If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori Lemasters-McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.