Education and Training


ICS Form 205

ICS Form 205a

ICS Form 213

ICS Form 214

ICS Form 217A

ICS Form Radio Equipment

ICS Form Radio Log

ISICSB Form Comm Unit Credentialing

ISICSB Form Comm Unit Submission


Training Resources 

All Hazard COM-L Task Book

ICS Resource Center



Training Videos


Consolette/Control Station Training

ISICS Standards Training

ISICS Standard 1.5.2 - Landing Zone Coordination training

ISICS Standard 1.5.0 - Regional & Statewide Interoperable Talkgroups

ISICS Standard 1.3.0 - Use of plain language


StatusBoard End User training


Training and Outreach Events

All Hazards Communications Leader Course (COML) 

Event Date: Monday, September 26, 2022 - 8:00am to Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 5:00pm

Event Details: 

Fall 2022 COML Training Course Sign-Up

TRG-COML: All Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML)

Westcom Emergency Communications Center

8055 Mills Civic Pkwy

West Des Moines, IA 50266



The Communications Unit Leader (COML) is a position under the Logistics Section of the Incident Command System (ICS). The COML’s responsibilities include communications operability and interoperability by developing plans for the effective use of incident communications equipment and facilities, publication of the ICS 205 Incident Radio Communications Plan, managing the distribution of communications equipment to incident personnel, and coordinating the installation and testing of communications equipment. The COML will supervise other members of the Communications Unit such as the Communications Technician (COMT), Radio Operator (RADO), and Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM), if those positions are filled during an incident.

The course is taught by instructors who are an experienced COML with extensive operational experience, and is four days long. You will be provided a position task book (PTB) and hands on exercises for attendees.

Target Audience:  

The COML class is targeted for all local, regional, state and federal cross disciplinary emergency response professionals and coordination/support personnel with a communication background.


To attend this course, applicants must have the following prerequisites:


Applicants should submit scanned copies of all prerequisite Certificates of Completions for IS prerequisite courses and ICS-300 upon registering.

Copies of prerequisite documentation which verify applicants have met the prerequisites and are eligible to participate in the course must be submitted for review by August 30, 2022.

Registration is not complete until all documentation has been received and verified by Haley Nichols. Admittance is limited to 30 qualified applicants. If more than 30 qualified personnel apply, final determination of student attendance will be announced by the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator, Chris Maiers (


Event Location: 

Westcom Emergency Communications Center

8055 Mills Civic Pkwy

West Des Moines, IA 50266