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Auxiliary Emergency Communications Course (AECC-005)

This class is designed for auxiliary communicators and groups who volunteer to provide redundant and contingency communications support to public safety agencies through amateur radio and other communication technologies.  North Carolina offers this course jointly with OEC and FEMA.  This course provides DHS-approved and NIMS-compliant instructors who have had experience operating within a NIMS/ICS environment and as auxiliary communicators.  This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a volunteer auxiliary communicator while serving on a local or state-level All-Hazard Incident Management Team.

This course focuses on auxiliary communications interoperability, the relationship between the Communications Unit and the volunteer, emergency operations center (EOC) etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, FCC rules and regulations, auxiliary communications training and planning, and auxiliary communications personnel deployment processes and procedures.  This course is intended to supplement and standardize an auxiliary communicator’s experience and knowledge of contingency communications within the context of public safety and NIMS/ICS.

The NC All-Hazards Auxiliary Emergency Communications (AUXCOMM) Course should be completed by personnel who have an affiliation with a public safety agency, an active FCC amateur radio license, past experience in auxiliary communications, and a desire to work within a Communications Unit in a NIMS/ICS environment.

Prerequisites for attendance are:

  • An affiliation with a public safety agency
  • An active FCC amateur radio license
  • A desire to work within a Communications Unit in a NIMS/ICS environment
  • Past experience in auxiliary communications
  • IS 100.c, Introduction to the ICS
  • IS 200.c, for Single Resources and Initial Incidents
  • IS 700.b, National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction
  • IS 800.d, National Response Framework (NRF)

Date(s)  Wed. Jul 24, 2024 0800-1700 
Thu. Jul 25, 2024 0800-1700 
Fri. Jul 26, 2024 0800-1700 
Location Mitchell Community College Continuing Education
323 Drake Street, Statesville NC 28677 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Enzor, Virginia 
Additional Instructors Hoffman, Marvin K.   
Course Length 28 
Course Hours 28 
Award Credentials
Prerequisites National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction (IS-00700)
Introduction to Incident Command System (IS-00100)
Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS-00200)
National Response Framework An Introduction (IS-00800.B)
IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800, Current FCC Amateur Radio Operator's License
Equivalent Prerequisites G-200, NC190, IS-00200.a, IS-00200.b, SURRY-CL-ICS200b, 121126-ICS200
Maximum Participants 23
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