Communications Unit Training Resources

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has developed several documents and videos supporting the Communications Unit training courses.

Auxiliary Emergency Communications Overview
An Overview of the AUXCOMM position including the responsibilities, roles, and functions within the Communications Unit (COMU), as well as roles and functions of Auxiliary Emergency Communications (AEC).

Communications Unit Leader (COML): A Valuable Resource for Incident Commanders - Brochure, July 2011
Explains why including a COML in planning meetings, operational meetings, and/or tactical meetings can bring enormous benefit to the overall coordination of operations.

Communications Unit Awareness
This self-paced briefing provides an overview of the Communications Unit (COMU) and focuses on its relationship to the NIMS ICS structure and the skills and expertise of its personnel. It is intended for general audiences and responders who serve in all NIMS ICS positions.

Communications Unit Overview
A self-paced briefing providing an overview of the Communications Unit (COMU).

Communications Unit Technician Pre-Coursework
All-Hazards Communications Technician (COMT) pre-workshop study materials.

Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Nomination Registration Quick Reference Guide
Additional COMU Training materials are available on OEC Connect, the HSIN Community of Interest (COI) for OEC.
You may self-nominate to “OEC Connect” within HSIN. If you do not have a HSIN account, please reference the HSIN Nomination Registration Quick Registration Guide to create an account.

The Auxiliary Communicators (AUXCOMM) Position Task Book (PTB)
Sets the minimum criteria the states have identified as baselines standards for volunteer emergency backup communications training.  Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) is an all-inclusive term used to describe the many organizations and personnel that provide various types of communications support to emergency management, public safety, and other government agencies. This includes, but is not limited to amateur radio, military radio, citizens band radio (CB), etc.

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