Course Announcement - All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader - Sep 13-16 - Weld County, CO

NOTE:  As of 8/25, this class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  When a revised date is set, we will post a new course announcement on COEmergency

The next All-Hazards COML course, sponsored by the North Central Region, will be September 13-16 at the Weld County EOC training room from 8:00 – 5:00 each day. This class has expanded from three days to four due to significant changes required by FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) requirements. This class is geared towards those professionals that have a responsibility for managing incident communications. Please complete the Course Nomination Form and submit it by not later than August 31st. Please contact Mark Hall at (303) 972-4902 or via email at

Type III COML Course Pre-Qualifications:

A public safety communications background with exposure to field operations; this experience should be validated by the authority who supervised the student.

Fundamental public safety communications technology, supervisory, and personnel management skills.  These must be validated by the authority who supervised the student and include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of local communications systems, including frequencies and spectrum
  • Knowledge of and experience with available communications technologies
  • Knowledge of local topography
  • Knowledge of system site locations
  • Knowledge of local, regional, and state communications plans
  • Knowledge of local and regional Tactical Interoperable Communications Plans, if available
  • Knowledge of local, regional and national communications and resource contacts

Completion of the following training courses (prior to attending):

IS-700, IS-800b
IS-700 explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  The course also contains “Planning Activity” screens, allowing participants to complete planning tasks during the course.
IS-800b introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.

ICS-100, ICS-200, and ICS-300
ICS-100 introduces ICS and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.  This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of ICS.  It also explains the relationship between the ICS and NIMS. Course taken on line are considered an equivalent to the classroom version.
ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within ICS. Classroom version preferred.
ICS-300 provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System.