Public Safety > Emergency

Victoria's SCC reaches eight-month milestone

20 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The State Control Centre has been activated for eight months straight, dealing with crises such as bushfires, COVID-19 and extreme weather events.


ITU guidelines for emergency communication plans

23 March, 2020

Conducting emergency communication exercises is vital to test the effectiveness of disaster response plans, says the International Telecommunication Union.


NSW announces $217m funding boost for GRN

05 March, 2020

Emergency services and other government agencies will benefit from a $217 million boost to the state's mission-critical Government Radio Network.


Keeping the Met connected with TETRA

02 March, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

With the ESN delayed, the London Metropolitan Police is refreshing its TETRA network to maintain services and add innovative capabilities.


Fighting fire with comms firepower

13 February, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The NSW Telco Authority found itself in the thick of battle during the bushfires, working to maintain emergency communications and restoring damaged sites.


VIDEO: Communications for airport emergencies

11 February, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

In these two videos we see first-hand the role radiocommunication plays when simulating an airport emergency, followed by what happens during the real thing.


Military satellites support bushfires comms

10 February, 2020 by Jason Cutshaw (USASMDC)

A communications team based in Hawaii was tasked with enhancing satellite communications for Australian military personnel assisting with firefighting efforts.


Victorian Triple Zero operators to gain AI advantage

03 February, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

A new $1.36 million artificial intelligence voice monitoring system will help emergency call-takers identify callers showing signs of cardiac arrest.


NZ proposes changes to emergency location services

03 February, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The changes would enable emergency services to locate people in distress even when they have not made a call to the 111 emergency phone number.


VIDEO: How FirstNet's deployables assist public safety

30 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

FirstNet can call on a fleet of 72 wheeled deployables plus three flying cells on wheels and one aerostat.


The Netherlands' C2000 TETRA upgrade a success

30 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The Netherlands' new C2000 TETRA emergency service communications network is now operational, following a successful migration from the old system overnight on 27/28 January.


Minister visits bushfire-affected radio sites

28 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Federal Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher has visited teams helping to restore bushfire-affected radio tower sites on the NSW South Coast.


Roundtable examines bushfires' effects on communications

23 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

A government and industry roundtable has assessed the bushfires' effects on telecommunications, and agreed on measures to examine hardening networks.


Minister hails NSW Telco Authority's bushfire response

16 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello has hailed the Telco Authority's 132 continuous days of service during the bushfire crisis.


Alaska gives carriers 12 months' notice on Wireless 911

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Alaska's Department of Public Safety has given carriers a one-year courtesy notice that a formal request for the implementation of Wireless 911 will occur.


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