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This advanced school provides training for the highest level of CAP Operations.

The All-Hazards FEMA COML Advanced Communications Course is only available during session 2. 

The COML Course is a five (5) day class (25+ hours).  This curriculum trains emergency responders on practices and procedures used to manage the Communications Unit in an ICS structure at an All Hazards Event. COML responsibilities at an incident might 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. The COML will supervise other members of the Communications Unit, such as the Communications Technician (COMT), Radio Operator (RADO), and Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM), if those positions are filled during an incident. The class is presented with facilitated lecture and student exercises.  The fifth day of the course is used to cover the CAP only portion of the SQTR’s.

There is adequate time built into the class to facilitate interactive discussions and hands-on training.

Current Prerequisites for the All Hazards FEMA COML Advanced Communications Course  
Description Requirement
Minimum Age 21
Required before start of event RADO
Required before start of event IS-100
Required before start of event IS-200
Required before start of event                                             IS-700
Required before start of event IS-800
Required before start of event ICS-300

 

The Incident Commander Course is only available during session 2.

Current Prerequisites for the Incident Commander Course  
Description Requirement
Minimum Age 18
Required before start of event GES
Required before start of event IS-100
Required before start of event IS-200
Required before start of event                                             IS-700
Required before start of event IS-800
Required before start of event ICS-300
Required before start of event ICS-400
Required before start of event Mitchell Award or higher (cadets), Level I (senior members)
Required before start of event Prior Encampment preferred for cadets
Required before start of event GBD or AOBD qualified
Required before start of event OSC qualified
Required before start of event Commander approval to train as an IC
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