The intent of the DHS Radio Interoperability Course is to provide a mechanism for DHS employees in all related disciplines who utilize radio communications systems to understand the operation of portable/mobile radios, the basics of how radio systems work, and the principles and concepts of interoperable communications (especially within the National Incident Management System). Additionally, this training will provide instruction on how to locate and properly use the DHS Common Interoperability Channels.
Explain the capabilities of land mobile radios and radio systems
- Determine which interoperability channels are programmed into DHS radios Locate interoperability channels on portable and mobile radios Identify when and how to use interoperability channels in an operational environment
DHS Operational component employees who use radio as part of their normal duties and/or collateral duties.
While there are no prerequisite courses required for the DHS Radio Interoperability Training, prior participation in/completion of a radio communications familiarity training course conducted during basic training, or by the employee’s specific DHS component, is strongly encouraged.