Cal OES Communications Reserve Unit Training Materials


Updated 1 August 2020

The following information is made available to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Communications Reserve Unit staff. If you're involved in emergency communications or working as part of an emergency response / emergency management team, you might be interested in this. This page will probably expand in content as I get more direction for additional topics.

FEMA Independent Study.
Courses that you can take and test on line from your own computer.
Courses in italics are recommended, but not required, for participation in Cal OES CRU activities.

IS-100.c - Introduction to the Incident Command System

IS-200.c - Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

IS-288.a - The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management

IS-700.b - An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

IS-800.c - National Response Framework, an Introduction

The Professional Development Series

California Specialized Training Institute
A Division of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.
You will need to request the curriculum for these recommended courses.

Standardized Emergency Management System Introduction (G606)

Please note that CSTI produces a Monthly Training Bulletin that is a great resource for identifying classes that are offered throughout the State of California. The offerings cover a broad range of topics, including many that could be pertinent to the training required of us, such as IS-300 and IS-400. Many of these classes are offered at no charge to agency staff. If you find something you want to enroll in, coordinate with your Region CRU Training Officer or Deputy Chief CRU Officer for assistance and approval.

Note - Current COVID-19 concerns have greatly limited monthly offerings.
Check back regularly for updates.

Study materials for classroom training.
These links will allow you to download Student Materials for recommended certification courses. These materials are somewhat dated, they were given to me when I took the courses. They are not meant to prepare you for a test as much as they are meant to give you a good idea of what is involved in obtaining these certifications. These are "zipped" (compressed in Windows 7 Enterprise) folders, with approximate sizes indicated.

AUXCOMM - Auxiliary Emergency Communications - 10 Mb

COMT - All Hazards Communications Technician - 32 Mb

COML - All Hazards Communications Unit Leader - 57 Mb

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