One of the primary missions of IMOS is being an emergency communications resource for C.A.A. field units. Radio interoperability and communications are a key aspects of disaster response. To address this need, IMOS maintains ham radio communications capability and is able to provide base communications operators for C.A.A. field units. EMCOMM is an auxiliary to IMOS that is responsible for providing additional ham radio communications capability.
Additionally, communications personnel can act as communications liaisons between the C.A.A. and other responding agencies within a command post if direct radio interoperability is impossible.
Radio operators are ham radio certified at least to the Technician level. They are trained to maintain communications logs, as well as effectively transmit and document orders and information.
IMOS provides operational support for C.A.A. Emergency Response units as well as regular units and resources deployed to emergency scenes. The IMOS mission includes implementing ICS command structure, handling logistics, and documentation of incidents. IMOS can also be deployed to assist partner agencies through mutual aid or deployment agreements.
Units tasked with IMOS operations are deployed to incident scenes to staff command posts, assist incident command, help with the administration of incidents, and provide communications capability. Additionally, units act as direct support and liaisons for C.A.A. field units deployed to an incident scene.
Training Meeting Schedule
IMOS currently trains every month with other C.A.A. Emergency Response units in Sector 2. Training meetings occur on the 2nd Friday of the month from 1900-2200 at Sector 2 HQ in Junction City (located behind the First Christian Church, 1250 Nyssa Street). The Sector 2 Meeting calendar can be found here. Meetings start at 1930 for new and Non-Rated EMCOMM personnel.
IMOS Team 1
IMOS Team 1 is an Incident Management and support unit based in Sector 2. The unit is part of Emergency Response Force 1 in Sector 2. The unit is responsible for supporting incident command and communications coordination for ERF 1. The unit can be deployed into the field when needed, but is intended to be used to provide staffing at Incident Command Posts (ICP) and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC).