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CEO blog: Delay RDDS transition

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Category: Operational Information, Planning & Research

  9.05 AM 28 November, 2013


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Transition to the new digital radio dispatch network has been delayed until mid-2014, while the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) works to train the necessary VicFire dispatch operators.

From CEO Mick Bourke's blog:

"I acknowledge that this may not be welcome news for some of our brigades, who will continue operating on the Category 5 radio dispatch system and managing black spots as they have in previous years.

"This would mean maintaining the Group Communications Officer role in some areas. I thank these brigades for their ongoing support and cooperation."

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Last Updated: 28 November 2013