Upcoming Classes


AuxComm Trained Volunteer emergency communications operators/groups, using amateur radio, have been providing backup communications to public safety for nearly 100 years. Event planners, public safety officials, and emergency managers at all levels of government utilize their services. Often, amateur radio services have been used when other forms of communications have failed or have been disrupted. Today, nearly all the states/territories have incorporated some level of participation by amateur radio auxiliary communication operators into their Tactical Interoperability Communications Plans (TICP) and State Communications Interoperability Plans (SCIP).This course focuses on auxiliary communications interoperability, the relationship between the COML and the volunteer, emergency operations center (EOC) etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, FCC rules and regulations, auxiliary communications training and planning, and emergency communications deployment. It is intended to supplement and standardize an operator’s experience and knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context.

This course is two and a half days and is limited to 30 students.

Prerequisites: Required: IS100b, 200b, 700a, 800b. Participants must possess an active FCC amateur radio license.

Target Audience: This class is designed for those auxiliary emergency communicators and groups who volunteer to provide backup emergency radio communications support to public safety agencies. Typically, this includes amateur radio and Radio Emergency Associated Communications Team (REACT) communicators, but may include other volunteer emergency communicators.

The course will be offered at PECOC as follows:

      Friday, May 5: 1700 – 2200
      Saturday, May 6: 0800 – 1700
      Sunday, May 7: 0800 – 1700

Registration: Enroll On-Line through ERMA at www.erma.az.gov. First time users will be required to create an account prior to enrollment. You must provide a valid email address and phone number for contact information.

Applicants must submit a copy of their current FCC amateur license with scanned copies of all prerequisite Certificates of Completions for IS courses, to Vanessa Moreno, Training Coordinator, via e-mail at Vanessa.Moreno@azdema.gov OR fax 602-464-6206. Once we are in receipt of your application and have verified your eligibility to attend, participants will be sent an enrollment confirmation via email from the ERMA system.

For additional information or registration assistance, please contact:
ADEM Training Office – (602) 464-6225

ADEM reserves the right to deny attendance if student eligibility cannot be verified through information provided by the event host, or through information in your ERMA account

Course dates and location are subject to change.
Check your ERMA account prior to attending for the most current status of this event

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The course will be offered at PECOC. There needs to be at least 15 people interested in attending the class. Those that are interested can contact Greg Peters (KC5ZGG) at kc5zgg@cox.net to put your name on a class list.

There are no classes currently scheduled for Pima County. Please check back here periodically for class updates.


Communications Leader Training

      Saturday, Apr 22 : 0800 – 1700
      Sunday, Apr 23 : 8:00am – 5:00pm
      Saturday, Apr 29 : 8:00am – 12:00pm

For more information contact Greg Peters at kc5zgg@cox.net