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Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

Special Sessions

Strategic Technology Reserve Cache Trailer Equipment Training

The ODOT Wireless Communications Section will hold STR Cache Trailer training throughout Oregon for members of the public safety community. This training is to familiarize potential users with the locations, contents, and potential capabilities of the equipment included in the caches. Procedures to reserve, checkout, deploy and return the cache trailers along with how to establish an inter-governmental agreement needed to use the caches will be covered.

Training flyer

You must RSVP to Rick Iverson to attend, via phone at 541-686-7849 or email at rick.a.iverson@odot.state.or.us.

 

Date

​County

Location

4/17/14​ ​Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney counties

​ODOT Maintenance Yard

193 N Canyon Blvd. | John Day, OR

​4/22/14 ​Josephine, Jackson and Curry counties

​OSP Southern Command Center

4500 Rogue Valley Hwy. | Central Point, OR

​5/7/14 Umatilla and Morrow counties​

​ODOT Maintenance Yard

1327 SE 3rd St. | Pendleton, OR

​5/16/14 Douglas and Coos counties​

​ODOT Maintenance Yard - Shady

3339 Old Hwy. 99 S | Roseburg, OR

5/21/14​ ​Hood, Wasco, Gilliam and Wheeler counties

​ODOT/OSP Yard

3313 Bret Clodfelter Way | The Dalles, OR

​5/23/14 Marion, Lincoln, Polk and Yamhill counties​

​ODOT Maintenance Yard

455 Airport Rd. | Salem, OR

​5/29/14 ​Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties

​ODOT Maintenance Yard

63055 N Hwy. 97 | Bend, OR

​6/4/14 Union and Wallowa counties​

​ODOT Maintenance Yard

3014 Island Ave. | La Grande, OR

​6/18/14 Tillamook, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah and Clackamas counties​

​ODOT Maintenance Yard

9002 SE McLoughlin Blvd. | Milwaukie, OR

​6/20/14 ​Lane, Linn and Benton counties

​ODOT Maintenance Yard - Glenwood

1920 Henderson Ave. | Eugene, OR

​7/1/14 ​Klamath and Lake counties

​ODOT Maintenance Yard

2557 Altamont Dr. | Klamath Falls, OR

 

 

 

Regular courses include

COMT Training

COML Training

COML / COMT Exercise 

COML Train the Trainer

AuxComm Training 

 

* Note: Events noted in bold font are planned for this year.

Additional Information

For information on the U.S. Office of Emergency Communications, click here.

For information on FEMA's independent study courses, including prerequisite Incident Command System (ICS) courses, click here.

To register for a FEMA Student Identification number, click here.

For information about SAFECOM, click here.

COMT Training

There are no COMT classes scheduled at this time.

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 vehicle, or other deployable communications assets) are encourage to attend. This course is targeted to students who have technical aptitude, but not necessarily strong technical experience.

Prerequisites:

All-Hazards COMT candidates must have the following prerequisites to attend the course:

  • A public safety communications background with exposure to field operations.
  • Fundamental public safety communications technology awareness.
  • Basic knowledge of local communication and communications systems; frequencies and spectrum; technologies; local topography; system site locations including knowledge of state, regional, and local communications plans; and communications and resource contacts.
  • Completion of the following training courses:
    • ICS-100
    • ICS-200
    • IS-700
    • IS-800
    • ICS-300 (strongly recommended for students, but not required)
  • A written recommendation from the student's supervisor attesting that the student possesses the knowledge listed above.

Course length:

Five days (40 hours)

Maximum student count:

Fifteen (15) participants

Additional information:

None at this time.

To register please call or email Kourtney Largent at 503-934-2113 or kourtney.largent@odot.state.or.us with the following information:

  • Name
  • Agency
  • Physical address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Preferred date, if applicable

COML Training

There are no COML training courses scheduled at this time.

The All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML) course trains emergency responders to serve as radio communications unit leaders during all-hazards emergency operations. COML responsibilities include developing plans to effectively use incident communications equipment and facilities, managing distribution of communications equipment to incident personnel, and coordinating the installation and testing of communications equipment.

Prerequisites:

All-Hazards COML candidates must have the following prerequisites to attend the course:

  • A public safety communications background with exposure to field operations; this experience should be validated by the authority who supervised the applicant.
  • Basic knowledge of:
    • Local communication and communications systems;
    • Frequencies and spectrum;
    • Technologies;
    • Local topography;
    • System site locations, including knowledge of state, regional and local communication plans; and
    • Communications and resource contacts.
  • Completion of the following training courses:
    • IS-700
    • IS-800b
    • ICS-100
    • ICS-200
    • ICS-300
    • ICS-400 (recommended, but not required)

Course length:

Three days (24 hours)

Maximum student count:

Thirty (30) participants

Additional information:

COML Frequently Asked Questions | U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security | 4 pages

COML Task Book, All-Hazards | Version 03_08 | U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security | 15 pages

COML Brochure | U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security | 2011 | 2 pages

To register, please call or email Kourtney Largent at 503-934-2113 or kourtney.largent@odot.state.or.us with the following information:

  • Name
  • Agency
  • Physical address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Preferred date, if applicable

COML / COMT Exercise

There are no COMMEX courses scheduled at this time. This is a hybrid event, combining exercises designed for both COML and COMT trainees to complete thier task books.

The Communication Unit Leader Exercise (COMLEX) is a communication focused functional exercise designed to establish a learning environment for participants to exercise their emergency response plans, policies and procedures as they pertain to a man-made or natural disaster response and recovery.

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of the All-Hazards COML training course and COML prerequisites.

Course length:

Two, one-day events 

Maximum student count:

Twenty four (24) participants

Additional information:

COMLEX Information Package | U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security | 2011 | 15 pages  

To register, please call or email Kourtney Largent at 503-934-2113 or kourtney.largent@odot.state.or.us with the following information:

  • Name
  • Agency
  • Physical address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Preferred date, if applicable

COML Train the Trainer

There are no COML Train the Trainer classes scheduled at this time.

Some states have determined that they will have at least on trained Communications Unit Leader instructor in each of their State Homeland Security Regions. This approach allows COML training to be held regionally, minimizing travel expenses and ensuring that instructors have local knowledge of communications assets, policies and practices.

Prerequisites:

COML instructor candidates must have the following prerequisites to attend the course:

  • Completion of all COML prerequisites, including ICS-300
  • Completion of an OEC-approved COML course
  • Completion of a COML Task Book with appropriate signatures as required by the instructor candidate's state
  • Instructor qualifications as required by the instructor candidate's state

Course Length:

Three days (24 hours)

Maximum student count:

Nine (9) participants

Additional information:

None at this time.

To register, please call or email Kourtney Largent at 503-934-2113 or kourtney.largent@odot.state.or.us with the following information:

  • Name
  • Agency
  • Physical address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Preferred date, if applicable

 

AuxComm Training

There are no AuxComm training sessions scheduled at this time.

The AuxComm training is designed for Auxiliary Emergency Communicators and groups who typically volunteer to provide backup emergency radio communications support to public safety and emergency response professionals and their agencies. The course is intended to supplement and standardize an operator's experience and knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context.

Prerequisites:

AuxComm candidates must have the following prerequisites to attend the course:

  • IS-100
  • IS-200
  • IS-700a
  • IS-800b
  • General Class FCC license or above (copy of the license will be requested at the start of the class)
  • Past experience in auxiliary emergency communications
  • A desire to lean how to work with COMLs in a NIMS/ICS environment

Course length:

Two days (20 hours)

Maximum student count:

Thirty (30) participants

Additional information:

None at this time.

To register, please call or email Kourtney Largent at 503-934-2113 or kourtney.largent@odot.state.or.us with the following information:

  • Name
  • Agency
  • Physical address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Preferred date, if applicable