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AUXCOMM is an abbreviation for “auxiliary communications.” It was developed by OEC in 2009. The concept was to educate amateur radio entities to work and train with public safety personnel, understand the value of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) concept and the role of the communications unit leader (COML). In May 2019, the AUXCOMM position was officially recognized as part of the Incident Command System (ICS) under the Communications Unit as AUX-C.

In Florida, the AUX-C position is recognized by FDEM to support auxiliary communications at the State Emergency Operations Center and for official deployments requiring auxiliary communications. Florida Region 7 AUXCOMM has been formed to provide FDEM with trained communicators and provide information, ongoing training, and support for AUXCOMM operators in the state.