The Sussex County AUXCOMM Group is tasked with providing flexible auxiliary communication support at the direction of the Sussex County Emergency Operations Director (EOD) or other designated county official. The AUXCOMM program is directed by the county EOD designated Auxiliary Communications Leader (ACL), who reports to the County EOD or his/her designee. Members of this group may perform communications related tasks in support of the Department of Emergency Operations as needed.
There are two distinctly different missions of auxiliary communication support assigned. The normal day to day operation includes administrative tasks, maintenance of equipment, training, and operating in public service events with the Mobile Command Unit (MCU). These comprise the daily routine when “the lights are on”. The second mission, the one that is planned for, trained for, and exercised for; is when “the lights don’t work”. All resources are focused on supporting the Emergency Operations Center, the Sussex County Emergency Operations Plan (SCEOP) and responding to the changing priorities of response and recovery operations. This is the primary mission, providing communication support for disaster response and recovery.