In 2006, ILEAS purchased nine LENCO Bearcat armored vehicles and deployed them to nine WMD Special Response Teams. In the last two years, ILEAS has initiated a significant effort to replace its capital equipment – vehicles, radios, equipment, etc. Since the current Bearcats are 18 years old, a process began to replace them. To date four of the Bearcats have been replaced. As a result, four of these vehicles are being transferred to non-ILEAS SWAT/Tactical Teams.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System is seeking an ideal candidate to fill the position of Regional Planning Coordinator, to primarily serve the emergency preparedness and response needs of law enforcement agencies located in west central Illinois to include Quincy, Galesburg and Peoria. In order to avoid an unreasonable amount of travel, candidates’ residency within the served region will be an important consideration.
One of the issues that comes up during almost every incident or event is Communications Issues. ILEAS is hosting an All-Hazards Position-Specific Communications Unit Leader (COML) Course (E969). The class is October 25-28, 2021. Students are invited to attend Equipment Day on October 29, 2021.
The COML course is a four day class designed to familiarize these professionals with the role and responsibilities of a COML under the NIMS ICS and to provide hands-on exercises that reinforce the lecture materials. This training opportunity gives communications personnel the knowledge to develop and implement effective ICS/NIMS Incident Communications plans, and run the Communications Unit in an efficient manner. Prerequisites include online classes ICS-100,200,700, and 800, and in-person class ICS-300.
Equipment Day is a one day class that covers typical deployable communications equipment used by ILEAS and others. The students get a chance take what they learned in the COML class and apply it in a hands-on setting. Equipment Day is open to anyone who has completed this, or any previous, COML class at any time in the past. Proof of completion may be required.
There is no cost associated with this training. Reimbursement for travel is not available. Lodging and working lunches will be provided for this class. Anyone interested in attending this class can contact Kelsey Munsterman at email@example.com or 217-531-0499. Applications are due September 27, 2021.