When: June 4 - 8, 2012
Where: Pendleton Justice Center, Pendleton
To Register: Contact Shawn Halsey at Shawn.Halsey@UMRDD.org PH. 541.966.3774 or Kourtney Largent at Kourtney.Largent@odot.state.or.us PH. 503.934.2113.
The All-Hazards Communications Technician (COMT) course trains emergency responders on practices and procedures common to radio communication technicians during all-hazards emergency operations. This course will help communications technicians work within the Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structure. The COMT course is intended for federal, state, local and tribal emergency response professionals and coordination/support personnel with communications backgrounds. Individuals who are responsible for managing a Strategic Technology Reserve (radio cache, mobile communications vehicles, or other deployable communications assets) are encouraged to attend. This course is targeted at students who have technical aptitude, but not necessarily strong technical experience.
The COMT course is a multi-day event in which the following modules will be reviewed.
1) Introduction. Overview of the week's schedule and expectations for the course.
2) The Communications Technician. Discussion of what the COMT job entails, the tasks he or she may need to complete, and the forms he or she will need to utilize.
3) Interoperable Communications. Overview of the system types covered in the course.
4) Radio Technology Awareness. Discussion of the various types of radio systems - conventional, trunked, simplex, repeater, simulcast, and voter repeaters.
5) Incident Communications Systems. Discussion of the ICS, what is expected in the field and why it is important.
6) Gateway Technology Awareness. Discussion of local gateways and radio systems.
7) Telephone Technology Awareness. Discussion of telephone components, including the tools, punch-down 25-pair cable to a 66-block, jumper to a 110-block, creation of a telephone to telephone ring down circuit, and locating an active dial tone on a 66-block.
8) Computer Technology Awareness. Discussion of the network, with a hands-on demonstration and exercise.
9) Satellite Technology Awareness. Discussion of the various satellite systems and demonstration of the systems used in the region.
10) Safety Awareness. Items to be aware of and look for.
11) Mobilization. Conduct exercise using local equipment.
12) Resource Coordination. Review the resources available in the region, includes a review of the TICP(s).
13) Demobilization. Discussion of demobilization do's and don'ts.
14) Resources and Reviews. Discussion of the resources available online.