A great place to start for EMCOMM Training is through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. Even if you opt to do ARRL Emergency Communications courses (EC-001 and EC-016), you will still need to take some of these courses as pre-requisites. Recommended order of Independent Study Courses:

Radio Operator IV

  • IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

Radio Operator III

  • IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

Radio Operator II

  • IS-120.a An Introduction to Exercises
  • IS-235.c Emergency Planning 
  • IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
  • IS-130 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
  • IS-315 CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System

Radio Operator I

  • IS-230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management 
  • IS-240.b Leadership & Influence 
  • IS-241.b Decision Making & Problem Solving
  • IS-242.b Effective Communications 
  • IS-244.b Developing and Managing Volunteers

Other Resources

National Incident Management System: Information and Communications Technology Functional Guidance, March 2023

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Document

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Web Site