Public Safety > Emergency

NSW to get eight extra COWs for emergency comms

17 December, 2020

The NSW Government will deliver eight new Cell on Wheels units to boost the state's Public Safety Network, should any fixed infrastructure become damaged this summer.


Huge expansion of emergency satellite comms

17 December, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Hundreds of new fixed and mobile satellite dishes will give better broadband connectivity for first responders and the community during natural disasters.


US mobile networks at severe risk from fires

11 November, 2020 by Chris Barncard

About one in four people in the US live in areas served by cellular phone towers at risk of an outage caused by wildfires, according to researchers.


NSW SES begins Far North Coast migration to the PSN

05 November, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The NSW SES is taking advantage of a huge boost in in-vehicle radio coverage from Byron Bay to Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah.


Next-generation distress beacon research

15 October, 2020

NASA has partnered with Australia's SmartSatCRC to advance distress-related communications and navigation technology.


Bushfire Inquiry recommends communications improvements

31 August, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The NSW Bushfire Inquiry has made a range of recommendations for strengthening the state's emergency communications capabilities.


Public warning systems for safer societies

26 August, 2020 by Marta Azevedo Silva

Public warning systems help to protect the population by allowing for timely management of the emergency and an opportunity to reduce its impact.


Zetron MAX Fire Station Alerting

18 August, 2020

Zetron MAX Fire Station Alerting is designed to provide a range of configurable alerting, automation and emergency response management capabilities.


V2X tech gives firefighters the green light

13 August, 2020

Vehicle-to-everything radio technology developed by Australian company Cohda Wireless is helping emergency vehicles reach accidents and emergencies faster.


Télécoms Sans Frontières, Inmarsat celebrate 20-year partnership

30 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Télécoms Sans Frontières' partnership with Inmarsat has provided essential communications in over 140 humanitarian crises.


Construction begins on SA's new emergency services HQ

21 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The $80 million purpose-built facility will enhance the state's response capabilities and allow for better collaboration and streamlining of inter-agency communication.


FCC reiterates vertical location rules, deadlines

20 July, 2020

The US Federal Communications Commission has redoubled on its efforts for quickly locating people who call 911 from wireless phones in multistorey buildings.


VIDEO: Lessons learned from the summer bushfires

20 July, 2020

Steve Warrington, CEO of Victoria's Country Fire Authority, looks back at the 2019–20 fire season and the lessons that can be learned from it.


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.


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