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Communication Unit (COMU) Workshop

Date: May 23, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Manchester Fire Department
Rt. 17
Manchester ‚ ME

Description of Event:

Workshop Title:

Communications Unit Planning Workshop, the workshop delivery is provided by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance program support team.

Workshop Date/Location:

This one day workshop is scheduled for May 23, 2013 at the Manchester Fire Department. The workshop will begin at 8:00 am and conclude by 4:30 pm.

Workshop Description:

This workshop provides attendees with tools and best practices to develop a strategic plan to implement State, local and regional level initiatives to improve policies and procedures for managing Communications Unit assets and on-going development of ICS Communications Unit personnel. Objectives of the strategic plan include; maintaining an inventory of Communications Unit assets, providing training and exercise opportunities that support completion of the COMU Position Task Books (PTB), and deploying COMU assets during all- hazards situations.

Topics covered include: - Key Performance Measures of a COMU Program - Development of Vision, Mission and Guiding - Methods to track and report Communications Unit assets - Opportunities to provide training and exercises that develops trainee qualifications and encourage PTB completion - Deployment procedures and policies for COMU assets - Communication Unit Leader (COML) program - COML discussion on direction, involvement, clarification and concerns

Target Audience:

This workshop was requested by the State of Maine. It is highly recommended that all Communication Unit Leaders (COML) attend this workshop. If you are interested in attending, please contact Steven Mallory - Office: 207.624.4476 or Email:

For more information, contact:

Steven Mallory




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