AUXCOMM May 17-18, 2014

AUXCOMM: Auxiliary Communications Workshop (Ham/Amateur Radio)
Category NIMS / ICS 
Course Number
Location Porter County Emerency Operations Center
City/County Valparaiso/Porter
Start Date May 17, 2014
End Date May 18, 2014
Start Time 0900 edt 
End Time 1700 edt 
Max Students 30
Course Manager Integrated Public Safety Commission 
Contact Number 317.477.7686
Contact eMail
Lead Instructor  
Test Date May 18, 2014
Registration Form application.pdf  
Fee NA
Prerequisites • IS 100 Introduction to Incident Command
• IS 200 ICS for Single Resources & Int. Action
• IS 700a Introduction to NIMS
• IS 800b National Response Framework: An Introduction
Prerequisite notes:  Applicants must provide copies of all certificates upon registration. IC 100, 200, 700a and 800b courses can be taken online at
Course Description  Volunteer emergency communications operators/groups have been providing back-up public safety communications for nearly 100 years. This course focuses on educating attendees about auxiliary communications interoperability, emergency operation center etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, FCC rules and regulations, auxiliary communications training and planning, certification and accreditation and emergency communications deployment. It is intended to supplement and standardize an operator’s basic knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context.
Target Audience This workshop is designed for the amateur radio/auxiliary communicator or group who provides emergency communications backup support for planned or unplanned events at a State, Regional, or local level. This offering is designed for amateur radio operators/organizations who work with public safety and cross-disciplinary emergency response professionals and coordination/support personnel with an amateur radio background.
Registration Information This course is being conducted by the Integrated Public Safety Commission.  Email, fax or mail applications to: IPSC, AUXCOMM Course, c/o Vivian Nowaczewski, 8468 E. 21st. St.  Indianapolis IN  46219. FAX: 317.899.8282. email:
There is no cost to attend this workshop, but lodging and/or perdiem will NOT be provided.