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AUXCOMM Training - Idaho, June 2019

Course Description
This class is designed for auxiliary communicators and groups who volunteer to provide backup radio communications support to public safety agencies. Typically, this includes amateur radio and Radio Emergency Associated Communications Team (REACT) communicators and other types of volunteer communicators.

This course focuses on auxiliary communications interoperability, the relationship between the COML and the volunteer, emergency operations center (EOC) etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations, auxiliary communications training and planning, and emergency communications deployment. It is intended to supplement and standardize an operator’s experience and knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context.


  • Completion of IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, and IS-800.b prior to the workshop. These classes can be taken at https://training.fema.gov/is
  • An active FCC amateur radio license
  • Past experience in auxiliary communications
  • An affiliation with a Public Safety Agency
  • A desire to work with COMLs in a NIMS/ICSenvironment

Course Information

Date: June 29-30, 2019
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Course Length: 16 hours
Location:  Search & Rescue Building
10865 N Ramsey Rd
Hayden, ID 83835

Course Tuition and Travel Costs

  • No cost for this class
  • Travel costs are DHS/FEMA grant eligible
  • Local responder agencies should contact their respectiveCounty/Tribal Emergency Manager

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