All Hazards Communication Unit Leader (COML)
The three day All-Hazards Type III Communications Unit Leader (COML) course provides DHS approved, NIMS compliant instruction to train emergency responders on how to serve as Communications Unit Leaders during all-hazards emergency operations—significantly improving communications across the multiple disciplines and jurisdictions responding to an incident. This COML training will qualify emergency responders to lead communications units if they possess the necessary prerequisites, including knowledge of the following: local communications; communications systems; and local, regional, state and national communications plans. COML responsibilities include developing plans for the effective use of incident communications equipment and facilities, managing the distribution of communications equipment to incident personnel, and coordinating the installation and testing of communications equipment.
Course Length: 24 hours
Course Manager: John Cheney
Course Timeline: 0800-1700 each day (registration starts at 0730 first day only). DHS OEC requires that students attend the entire 3 day class in order to take the final exam and receive credit
Prerequisite: Before registering for this class please make sure to have completed the following FEMA courses; IS 100, IS 200, ICS 300, IS 700 and IS 800.b.
Target Audience/Discipline: The COML class is targeted for all local, regional, and state cross-disciplinary emergency response professionals and coordination/support personnel with a communication background
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.