TRAINING AND OUTREACH EVENTS
Incident Tactical Dispatcher Training (INTD)
Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office
1400 Big Lake Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
October 3-6th, 2023 from 8:00AM – 5:00PM daily
Description: An Incident Tactical Dispatcher is a specially trained individual qualified to operate in a command post, base camp, or at the incident scene in support of a specific incident or tactical operation.
Incident Tactical Dispatchers leverage the multi-tasking, communication, accountability and documentation skills of successful telecommunicators to provide public safety communications expertise and support at planned events and extended incidents such as hostage situations, multi-alarm fires, search and rescue operations, bombings, and active shooter incidents in accordance with FEMA National Qualifications Standards. Incident Tactical Dispatchers may support the Communications Unit as a single resource or as part of an incident tactical dispatch team. This course provides a basic understanding for the roles and responsibilities of an incident tactical dispatcher working in a tactical environment.
This course is taught by ECD/ICTAP instructors who have both dispatch and communications unit experience. The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of an Incident Tactical Dispatcher. This course is designed for experienced dispatchers who are familiar with the Incident Command System and dispatch operations. This course is four days long with an end of course INTD exercise on the fourth day. Each attendee participates in hands-on training exercises and receives a position task book. Attendees are encourage to bring their “to go” kits to the class exercise on the last day.
This course is limited to 20 participants; with a minimum of 10.
The class will be four (4) days.
Target Audience: The INTD class is targeted for all local, regional, state and federal cross disciplinary emergency response professionals and coordination/support personnel with a communication background.
Prerequisites: To attend this course, applicants must have the following prerequisites:
Have a public safety background with three years of experience in dispatch operations.Recommended (not required)
ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents
Applicants should submit scanned copies of all prerequisite Certificates of Completions for IS prerequisite courses 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 September 19, 2024.
Registration is not complete until all documentation has been received and verified by the ISICSB. Admittance is limited to 20 qualified applicants. If more than 20 qualified personnel apply, final determination of student attendance will be announced by the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator, Haley Nichols (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If overnight stays are necessary, a list of hotels offering government rates can be found at https://das.iowa.gov/procurement/agencies/hotel-motel-and-bb-listing.
Completion of the following FEMA independent study (IS) training courses:
- IS-100, Introduction to the ICS (https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c)
- IS-144: Telecommunicators Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) Basic Course (https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-144)
- IS-200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Incidents (https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.c)
- IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction (https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.b)
- IS-800, National Response Framework (NRF), an Introduction (https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-800.c)
Have an awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology.
- ICS 400 ADVANCED
This 2-day course provides training on and resources for personnel who has a responsibility to function in a command post managing and expanding incident. Topics include use of an Incident Complex and Area Command, and the interactions between Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) entities.
ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, IS-700, IS-800
Course Target Audience:
This course is designed for senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in the Area Command or Multi-Agency Coordination Entity.
This multi-day course is supported with Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding. You may request lodging reimbursement if you traveled an excess of 50 miles one way and an Iowa resident. Prior to start of class, email your lodging reimbursement request to HSEMDTraining@iowa.gov Lodging reimbursement is limited to the first 10 registrants who respond prior to start of class. Maximum lodging reimbursement will be State of Iowa rate of $80 + taxes = $89.60/night. TAKE NOTE: lodging restrictions beginning January 1, 2022 for those requesting reimbursement. All other travel is on your own if above statement doesn't apply 5) Meals are on your own
10/09/2023 through 10/10/2023
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day
Johnson Co. Emergency Management
4529 Melrose Ave.
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Communications Technician Training Course (COMT)
Date: October 23-27, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston, IA 50131
(use main gate off 70th Ave - show ID)
Recommended for: Emergency Response Personnel with a Technical Communications Background
Students must have completed the prerequisite courses listed below.
Description: This class provides introductory and refresher training for the NIMS ICS COMT position. It introduces public safety professionals and support staff to various communications concepts and technologies including interoperable communications solutions, LMR communications, satellite, telephone, data, and computer technologies used in incident response and planned events. It is designed for state/territory, tribal, urban, and local emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a technical communications background.
Participants develop the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the COMT in an all-hazards incident, including responsibilities while operating in a local, regional, or state-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team.
The course is instructor-led and supports learning through discussion, lecture, and hands-on exercises to explain processes used for establishment and operation of the technical communications resources for an incident or planned event. The course is five-days and provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of a COMT. Course materials and the COMT Position Task Book will be provided to attendees via digital download prior to the course start date.
This class is taught by CISA instructors who have both practitioner and Communications Unit experience.
This course is limited to a maximum of 16 students.
To attend this course, applicants must have the following prerequisites:
- Have a technical communications background
- Have an awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology
Completion of the following FEMA independent study (IS) training courses (current versions required, the letter after the course number is significant):
IS-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100
IS-200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200
IS-700, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
IS-800, National Response Framework, An Introduction
Registration is not complete until all documentation has been received and verified by the ISICSB. Admittance is limited to 16 qualified applicants. With a minimum of 8. Preference will be reserved for Iowa residents. If more than 16 qualified personnel apply, final determination of student attendance will be announced by the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator, Haley Nichols (email@example.com).
If overnight stays are necessary, a list of hotels offering government rates can be found at https://das.iowa.gov/procurement/agencies/hotel-motel-and-bb-listing
Iowa National Guard at Camp Dodge has lodging available: https://www.iowanationalguard.com/?page_id=2733
Familiarity with pre-course reading materials found at https://www.cisa.gov/safecom/comu-training-resources. Click on “All-Hazard Communications Technician (COMT) Pre-course Study Guide”.
Applicants should submit scanned copies of all prerequisite Certificates of Completions for IS prerequisite courses.
Registration closes when the maximum number of registrations have been received.
2021-02 - ICS-217A (procedure under Policy ISICSMC12-B)
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