The purpose of the West Virginia Specific Communications Unit
Leader (WV COML) program is to train communications personnel to be better
prepared to manage communications assets & activities during an
event or disaster, with a specific emphasis on the Statewide
Interoperable Radio Network (SIRN) and other communications equipment
and resources available.
Who Should Attend?
Public safety communications experts involved in any of the following activities:
- Developing plans for effective use of existing incident communications & facilities.
- Managing the distribution of communications equipment to incident personnel.
- Coordinating the installation and testing of communications equipment.
Benefits to the agency
Having communications personnel trained on how to be prepared to
better manage communications assets and resources during disasters and
- Having communications personnel with proper
knowledge to train administrators and incident commanders to better
equip them for future disasters & large events.
**Note: Students who successfully complete the WV COML course are recognized as COML personnel within the State of West Virginia. This is not the same recognition afforded students who complete the federal COML course.
List of West Virginia certified COML's (Updated March 2019)
List of West Virginia COML Instructors