TEMA Communications in conjunction with The Tennessee Public Safety Interoperability Exercise Committee will be offering the opportunity for CERTIFIED COML'S to re-certify under the new credentialing Program. This new credentialing is part of the change implemented by SAFECOM and NCSWIC this past year. Under the new COML and COMT credentialing program individuals would be certified for a period of three (3) years. Once every three (3) years individuals would be required to attend the Re-Certification Boot Camp.

This course is eight (8) hours for one (1) day.

This course is offered as part of the Tennessee Interoperability Exercise and Workshop, August 22-25, 2019

This course (COML Boot Camp) will be class room lecture and COML based exercises with a final exam at the end of the course. Each student will need to bring 2 actual com plans they have compiled and executed during the period they have been certified as a COML. The individuals will be re-certified at their current certification status (example: if you are a STATE COML you will re-certify at that level). The individuals who were certified at the “National Level” will be re-certified at the “Regional Level”. SAFECOM and NCSWIC ruled States could not certify individuals for the National Level COML or COMT. This may change in the future.

Individuals completing and passing the re-certification course will receive credentials (a TEMA COML photo ID Badge and a Certificate).

Location: 134th Air Refueling Wing, Building 416 Spruance Hall, 134 Briscoe Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37777. (McGhee Tyson Air Base) (United States National Grid 16SGE7081967660).

Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 0800 to 1700 EST
POC: Mike Harris – --- (615) 815-7697 Cell

Use the link below to sign up for this course. This course will be limited to the first 30 students who sign up. After you register and your information has been verified you will receive confirmation of your position in this course.

The Communications Unit (COMU) plays a critical support role within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS establishes basic principles, practical tools, and a definitive nomenclature and structure for supporting incident-based emergency response.

The Communications Unit Leader (COML) heads up the Communications Unit and is responsible for integrating communications and ensuring that operations are supported by communications. The COML must understand ICS and local response systems to support the efforts of Incident personnel.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.



Mike Harris, TN - CEMP
Communications Manager | Deputy Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
Cell: 615-815-7697 | Office: 615-741-2749

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