Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications training is available from a number of sources. If you want to be better prepared, and become a highly valued resource, you are encouraged to expand your capabilities and skill set. Opportunities are provided from time to time for you to do just that.


The FEMA AUXCOMM course is very good but only available in a classroom and offered infrequently.

Introduction to Emergency Communications

The ARRL offers the EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communications course online and occasionally in local classroom settings.


Communications Unit Leader (COML) and Communications Unit Technician (COMT) are also classroom courses but offered more frequently.

Public Service Emergency Communications

The ARRL Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs (EC-016) course is very good and available online for no charge. The fee for the EC-016 course is only charged if a test is given at the end of the course.