Office of Homeland Security
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and KCTCS to Partner with Kentucky Department of Military Affair in Communications Training

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 21, 2009  
Contact Information:  Michael Embry

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2009) – The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security,  Kentucky Community and Technical College System and Kentucky Department of Military Affairs will partner in communications training on Aug. 24-27.


The class, held at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center near Greenville, is targeted for all local, state, and federal cross-disciplinary emergency response professionals and coordination/support personnel with a communications background.


Communications Unit Leader Training (COML) is an All-Hazards Type III training course to instruct emergency responders on how to serve as radio communications unit leaders during all-hazards emergency operations.


COML training qualifies emergency responders as lead radio communications coordinators if they possess the necessary prerequisites including knowledge of local as well as various communications systems and local, regional and state communications plans. COML responsibilities include developing plans for the use of incident communications equipment and facilities, managing distribution of communications equipment to incident personnel, and coordinating installation and testing of communications equipment.


Any questions concerning the training should be directed to the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs, Communications Supervisor Bob Stephens, at (502) 545-8282 or or Homeland Security Exercise Coordinator Butch McKinney at (859) 608-4073 or