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NovemberWhiskey
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« on: January 19, 2019, 04:26:58 PM »

I saw from some of the National Conference presentations that the communications ES curriculum is migrating to something more aligned with the FEMA typology, and the existing MRO/CUL qualifications will be retired. I also note that NESA has a FEMA COML course advertised for 2019 but without any documentation on the web site.

I did send a note asking about pre-reqs etc. but didn't get a response - was wondering if anyone had specific knowledge about this course for 2019? If it's a replacement for CUL, I would be interested in attending.


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SarDragon
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 04:47:52 PM »

I just checked the FEMA site, and it has this course listed, but not currently available - IS-704: NIMS Communication and Information Management.

And there's also this message - Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. So, updates are not forthcoming.
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sardak
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 05:13:33 PM »

COML training is not an IS course.  It is a 3-day, 21 contact hour course. The FEMA course code is E-0969 and here is the course description from FEMA: https://www.firstrespondertraining.gov/frt/npccatalog?courseId=2214#anc-search-results

This is directly from FEMA, so you'll have to find another source for additional NESA requirements.

Mike
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NovemberWhiskey
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 09:00:04 PM »

Does anyone have an email address for NESA staff? I did try sending a note by the contact form on nesa.cap.gov to which I didn't receive a response, and I couldn't find a email address from a quick perusal of the site.
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CAPLTC
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 03:24:25 AM »

Does anyone have an email address for NESA staff? I did try sending a note by the contact form on nesa.cap.gov to which I didn't receive a response, and I couldn't find a email address from a quick perusal of the site.

Let me know what you find out.
As an actual COM-L (day job, not CAP), I am curious about the curriculum.
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Airrescue9282
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 10:43:04 PM »

I’m a FEMA COML instructor in my day job, so I’ll help out...

Prerequisites:
ICS100,200,700,800 (online courses)
And ICS-300. (3 day classroom training)

Also be aware that this course requires you to complete a task book, and have it approved by your State’s Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) before you are ‘certified’. Each State handles the certification differently.
In FL, you have to be a full time employee of a govt agency to get certified. FL will not allow volunteer members to get certified as a COML. Again check with your local State.

This doesn’t mean you can’t take the course, as there is lots of good info. But to be ‘certified’ as a COML, your State makes the rules.
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