COMT Class Nov 2018

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and Williamson County Emergency Management will be conducting a Communications Technician (COMT) class November 13-16, 2018 in Franklin, Tennessee.

Classes will start at 9:00 AM the first day and 8:00 AM the other 3 days. Classes will end about 5:00 PM. The class size will be no more than 16 students with a break for lunch (not provided) each day. Please fill out the information below to sign-up for this class.
A written application for official registration and additional class information will be emailed to those signing up. The class will be at:

Williamson County Public Safety Center
304 Beasley Drive
Franklin, TN 37064

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
  • Knowledge of Incident Command System
  • Knowledge of Gateways
  • Knowledge of Analog and Digital Radio Communications Systems
  • Knowledge of Networking and Telephone Systems and wiring
  • 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

The applicant is REQUIRED to have completed the following before class:
IS 100, IS 200, IS-700, IS-800
, and ICS-300 (16 Hour Class Room) (Not Required But Recommended)

Each student should bring a laptop and a USB thumb drive. The course material will be copied to the thumb drive.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Thanks you,

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


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