Training Courses

Auxillary Communications (AUXCOMM)

The AUXCOMM Course trains experienced auxiliary emergency communications personnel on integrating their people, equipment and abilities into the Comunications Unit during planned events and all-hazards emergency incident operations. This course will help auxiliary emergemcy comminications personnel learn to work within the Incident Command System organizational structure.

Course Length: 20 hours

Course Manager: John Cheney 708/846-5818.

Course Timeline: 8:00am - 6:00pm each day with registration at 7:30am on the first day.

Registration Information: Please contact Lori Bell, with ILEAS at 217/531-0499, for a copy of the course application.

Prerequisite: Must have the following prerequisites to attend this course: 1) amateur radio licence, 2) past experience in auxiliary emergency communications, 3) complete IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-7-0-.a and IS-800.b. and 4) desire to learn how to work with COMLs in a NIMS/ICS environment.

Target Audience/Discipline: Focus on auxiliary comminications interoperability, emergency operation center etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, FCC rules and regulations, auxiliary communicationa training/planning, certification/accreditation and emergency commications deployment. It is intended to supplement and standardize an oparetor's basic knowledge of emergency amateur radion comminications in a public safety context.

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.

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 Nancy Buck. 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.



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Springfield, Illinois 62703

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