L0969 All-Hazards Communications Unit leader

February 7, 2023 - February 10, 2023


February 7, 2023 - February 10, 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 am CST


Maury County Office of Emergency Management 1451 Tom J Hitch Parkway Columbia, TN 38401



L0969 All-Hazards COML

TEMA and our Local Government Partners in Maury County, will be conducting a FEMA Communications Leader (COML) L0969 class February 07-10, 2023. This class will be at the Maury County Office of Emergency Management. Classes will start at 9:00 AM the first day and 8:00 AM the other three days. Classes will end about 4:00 PM. The class size will be no more than 30 students. There will be a break for lunch (not provided) each day. Please fill out the information below to sign-up for this class. This roster will close on January 31, 2023, or when the class registration meets the maximum number of students.

TLETA POST Approved for 2023

To Register, please sign up at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgNXbd8D2QnJ1EjYfb1fdNe1XULczyEOsmQYP7KoLiwYWGpw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

A written application for official registration and additional class information will be emailed to those signing up on this roster.

The class will be located at:
Maury County Office of Emergency Management
1451 Tom J Hitch Pkwy
Columbia, TN 38401

Course Objective:
• Identify the functions of the Communications Unit and the duties and responsibilities of the COML.

• Arrive at an all-hazards incident properly equipped, gather information to assess the assignment, and begin initial planning activities of a COML.

• Plan, staff, manage, and demobilize the Communications Unit in a safe and effective manner to meet the needs of the incident.

Prerequisites include:

A. A public safety communications background or duties with exposure to field operations and communications; this experience will be validated by the authority who supervises the applicant in the course application that will be emailed after this initial sign-up.

B. Fundamental public safety communications technology, supervisory, and personnel management skills. These include, but are not limited to:
• Knowledge of local and regional communication systems
• Frequencies and spectrum
• Technologies
• Knowledge of local topography
• Knowledge of system site locations including knowledge of local, regional, and state communications plans, and knowledge of local and regional Tactical Interoperable Communications Plans, if available

C. The applicant is REQUIRED to have completed the following before class:
ICS-100.c, ICS-200.c, ICS 700.b, ICS 800.d, and ICS-300.

Each student must bring a laptop and a USB 16 GB thumb drive. The course material will be copied to the thumb drive. Students attending this course will be responsible for their own expense (travel, hotel, meals and other expenses). There is no reimbursement from TEMA.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact:

Mike Harris, TN-CEM
Communications Manager / Deputy Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
615-815-7697 Cell
615-394-2830 First Net