Please see the announcement below from Holly Caudill, Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC), Pennsylvania State Police.

I attended the class in October in Wilkes Barre.  The instructors were outstanding, both had plenty of knowledge and experience with emergency communications and shared a wealth of information with the group.  The class curriculum is similar to what you might learn in the ARRL EC-001 and EC-016 courses, but it is much more focused on using standard ICS terminology, roles and documentation.

The Greensburg, PA location will be too far for most of us, but the one in Dauphin County is very accessible location wise.  I'll follow up once I hear that is scheduled.

Good afternoon!

I am the new Pennsylvania Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC).  I was asked to schedule some Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) courses and wanted to alert you that they have been scheduled. 

These classes are in Train PA for registration. (Home - TRAIN PA - an affiliate of the TRAIN Learning Network powered by the Public Health Foundation).  Entering ID# 1112064 in the search box is the easiest way to search for the class. 

There were three offerings with one currently still available and another soon to be announced:

  • October 13th-15th, 2023 in Wilkes-Barre at the PSP Northeast Training Center (2001 South Valley Parkway, Wilkes Barre, PA 18706)
  • November 3rd-5th, 2023 at the York County Emergency Management Agency (120 Davies Drive, York, PA 17402)
  • January 20-21st, 2024 at the PSP Southwest Training Center in Greensburg (2908 Seminary Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601).  This class will be a Saturday and Sunday only course.
  • Planning a course for Dauphin County in 2024 with date TBD

Class Prerequisites

To attend this course, applicants must have the following prerequisites:

  • An active FCC amateur radio license
  • Past experience in auxiliary emergency communications
  • A desire to work with COMLs in a NIMS/ICS environment.
  • An affiliation with a public safety agency

Completion of the following FEMA training courses:

  • IS-100, Introduction to the ICS
  • IS-200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Incidents
  • IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction
  • IS-800, National Response Framework (NRF), an Introduction


Applicants should submit a copy of their current FCC amateur license with scanned copies of all prerequisite Certificates of Completions, for IS prerequisite courses, along with the FEMA General Admissions Application to me at Copies of prerequisite documentation which verify applicants have met the prerequisites and are eligible to participate in the course must be submitted and reviewed at least ten (10) days prior to the course start date. Registration is not complete until all documentation has been received and verified by Holly Caudill. Admittance is limited to 30 qualified applicants.

Please forward this announcement to any persons that you believe may be interested.  They do not need to reside within Pennsylvania to attend.  Reach out if you have any questions!  Thank you.


Holly L. Caudill | Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)
Pennsylvania State Police | Bureau of Communications and Information Services
8001 Bretz Dr | Hbg PA 17112