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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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