Communications Unit (COMU)

The Interoperability Council and Justice Programs have been a driving force in the training and credentialing of All-Hazards Communication Unit Leaders and All-Hazards Communication Technicians.

The All-Hazards Type III Communications Unit Leader (COML) course trains emergency responders on how to serve as radio communications unit leaders during all-hazards emergency operations. COMLs play a critical support role during an incident by establishing and integrating communications.

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. This training significantly improves communications across the multiple disciplines and jurisdictions responding to an incident.

The All-Hazards Communications Technician (COMT) curriculum trains emergency responders on practices and procedures common to radio communication technicians during all-hazards emergency operations and help communications technicians work within the Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structure with standardized operational and technical procedures.

Page updated:  12/11/2013