Course Announcement - All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader - Nov 30-Dec 1 - Pueblo West, CO

The next All-Hazards COML course (flyer), sponsored by the San Luis Valley, South and Southeast Homeland Security Regions, will be November 30 – December 2, 2010 at the Pueblo West Fire Department Station 3 from 8:00 – 5:00 each day. Please complete the attached Course Application and submit it by not later than November 1st. Please fax this application to Mark Hall at (303) 972-4903 or via email at  If you have any questions, please call him at (303) 972-4902.

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.