Incident Communications Technician

COMT decorative banner: photos depicting COMT position. COMT Position Description: The Incident Communications Technician (COMT) works under the direction of the Communication Unit Leader and is responsible for installing, maintaining, and tracking communications equipment.

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Supply Unit Leader (SPUL)Qualified As:ORDM + RCDMRequired Training:ICS-200ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Service Branch Director (SVBD)Qualified As:LSC2Required Training:NoneFitness: N Support Branch Director (SUBD)Qualified As:LSC2Required Training:NoneFitness: N Facilities Unit Leader (FACL)Qualified As:BCMGRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL)Qualified As:EQPMRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Medical Unit Leader (MEDL)Qualified As:CurrentEMT certificationRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800S-359Fitness: N Logistics Section Chief Type 3 (LSC3)Qualified As:None or SPUL orFACL orGSUL or ICT3Required Training:ICS-400 IS-700Fitness: N Food Unit Leader (FDUL)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800S-357Fitness: N Communications Unit Leader (COML)Qualified As:COMT + INCMRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Equipment Manager (EQPM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: N Security Manager (SECM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: N Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM)Qualified As:RADORequired Training:ICS-200Fitness: N Radio Operator (RADO) Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700 RT-130Fitness: N Ordering Manager (ORDM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: N Receiving/Distribution Manager (RCDM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Incident Communications Technician (COMT)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700RT-130Fitness: L Logistics Section Chief Type 2 (LSC2)Qualified As:FACL orGSUL orSPUL orLSC3 or*OSC2 or*PSC2 or*SOF2 Required Training:ICS-400S-420 or L-481Fitness: N Base/Camp Manager (BCMG)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: L

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COMT Qualification Requirements,
2019

Required Training

  • Introduction to ICS (ICS-100)
  • NIMS: An Introduction (IS-700)
  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)

Required Experience

  • Completion and Certification of NWCG Incident Communications Technician (COMT) Position Task Book (PMS 311-96)

Physical Fitness Level: Light

Duties mainly involve office-type work with occasional field activity characterized by light physical exertion requiring basic good health. Activities may include climbing stairs, standing, operating a vehicle, and long hours of work, as well as some bending, stooping, or light lifting. Individuals can usually govern the extent and pace of their physical activity.

These Positions Maintain Currency For COMT

  • Communications Unit Leader (COML)

COMT Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Communications Unit Leader (COML)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

  • Basic Firefighter Training:
    • Firefighter Training (S-130)
    • Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180)
    • Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
  • Incident Communications Technician (S-258)‚Äč
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2019-10-07

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