Sandoval County OEM Communications Support Team (OEMCST)


The Sandoval County OEMCST is comprised of volunteers trained to support incidents and planned events with a concentration on communications and logistics as well as a general knowledge of emergency response and operations.  While the concentration of this team is communications support members may be required, or provided the opportunity, to participate in other Operations, Planning, Finance, or Logistics activities or positions.

In order to apply to be a member of the team applicants must have completed the following online FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study Courses and provide proof of completion:

  • IS-100.c – Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS-200.c – Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
  • IS-230.d – Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS-700.b – An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS-800.d – National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • IS-2200 – Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions

Upon acceptance into the program members will be required to complete the Basic Community Emergency Response Team Course as it becomes available.  Before team members are listed as active and available for deployment as a resource or part of a team in support of communications they will be required to complete the following EMI IS courses.

  • IS-5.a – An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • IS-15.b – Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
  • IS-144 – Telecommunicators Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) Basic Course
  • IS-201 – Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan
  • IS-815 – ABCs of Temporary Emergency Power
  • IS-951 – DHS Radio Interoperability

Other trainings may be required or provided to active members as they become available.

In order to be considered an active member you will be required to attend monthly meetings and respond as requested and available to emergency events.  There will be several planned events every year where attendance for part or all will be mandatory.  Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis after an evaluation by the Communications Administrator, the Emergency Manager, and/or their designees.

Please submit the initial application form, required certificates and any other documents you feel support your application to the Sandoval County Office of Emergency Management via email with a cover letter to .  Documents that would be helpful to the application process but are not required are; a resume, copies of public safety related certificates or training completions, copies of communications certificates or training completions, and certificates of other technical specialties.  Members are encouraged, but not required, to obtain and maintain an active FCC Amateur Radio License.  If you are already a licensed HAM please include the appropriate documentation in your application email.

Response and Support

Sandoval County OEM is available to respond to or support both large and small scale planned and emergency events throughout the County, it’s tribes and municipalities, and throughout the state at any time upon request.

If you have any questions about Emergency Communications, would like to request support or wish to become a member of the team contact us at (505) 867-7522 or email us at

For emergency response please contact the Sandoval County Regional Emergency Communications Center and request to be transferred to the Sandoval County OEM at (505) 891-7226.