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Radio Operator (RADO) Training
Date: 6/25/2019 - 6/26/2019
Location: Bismarck
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Registrations for this class are closed. To get on the waiting list, contact Brenda Vossler.

Radio Operator Training will be held june 25-26, 2019 at the Quality Inn, 1030 E Interstate Ave., Bismarck. Class will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. each day.

This class provides hands-on and lecture based training for the All-Hazards ICS RADO position. It introduces public safety professionals and support personnel to various Radio Operator concepts including radio etiquette, interoperable communications, dispatch operations, and emergency communications procedures. Participants develop the essential core competencies used during incident response and planned events to perform the duties of the RADO in an all-hazards environment including communications support for public safety, wildfire, marine, aviation and HF radio communications. The responsibilities of an All-Hazards RADO can include staffing the Incident Communications Center, monitoring radio traffic, and base station operations for emergency operations centers, hospitals, dispatch centers and non-governmental organizations supporting civil emergency response at the state, local or regional level.

This course is limited to 20 students and must have a minimum of 10 vetted/qualified students.

  • Awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology
  • IS-100, IS- 200, IS-700, IS-800

In addition, it is recommended, but not required that participants complete ICS 300.

During the class we will be discussing "Go Kits". Feel free to bring your Go Kit to class.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the state rate at the Comfort Suites, 919 Gateway Ave., Bismarck. Call 701-223-4009 and ask for the "NDDES RADO" block of rooms. This block will be held until June 10. NDDES will provide meal per diem and reimbursement of hotel room at state rate to eligible candidates. We do not cover mileage.

For additional information contact Brenda Vossler or Larry Regorrah.