COML RE-CERTIFICATION BOOT CAMP AUGUST 13, 2018


TEMA Communications in conjunction with our Tennessee Army National Guard Partners 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 13-16, 2018.

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: 117th Regimental Training Institute, Building 500, 7th Avenue, Smyrna, TN 37167
(United States National Grid 16SEE4459885115). (Smyrna Air Base)

Date: August 13, 2018
Time: 0800 to 1700
POC: Mike Harris – Michael.Harris@tn.gov --- (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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBlsEASoMLkDkQ4Y0wUiNzVI3mWrI3myAYFDD4U4RmqPiV6w/viewform?usp=send_form

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 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.

Thanks,

Mike

Mike Harris, TN - CEMP
Communications Manager | Deputy Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
615-815-7697 Cell | 615-253-4789 Office
Michael.Harris@tn.gov

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