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Get ready for reflash

By: Radio Dispatch Service

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  4.25 PM 30 August, 2013

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To prepare for the transition to CFA's new digital radio network, all CFA Tait radios will be updated with new software to enable them to work on the new network.

Radios that are not updated cannot access Dispatch channels on the digital network.

Completing the reflash is a requirement for each District to enable it to transition.  Once radios are reflashed, they will operate in the same manner as at present.  Changes to radio functionality will only occur once a District transitions to the new digital radio network.

Reflashing will be undertaken by teams working through each District, supported by five Regional Co-ordinators.  Regional Co-ordinators will be responsible for co-ordinating the reflash schedule and contacting Brigades and Members to confirm when radios will be reflashed.

Reflashing will be scheduled to minimise impacts on Members and assistance to make radios available for reflash when requested will be greatly appreciated.  In preparation for the reflash program, Members who have been allocated a bag or portable radio are encouraged to confirm its location so that it can be made available for reflash when requested.

Reflash Schedule
(Subject to change if required including due to fire conditions)

District 12:              23 September – 11 October 2013
District 14, 15:        23 September – 18 October 2013
District 2:                23 September – 1 November 2013
District 22:              14 October – 22 November 2013
District 6, 16:          21 October – 22 November 2013
District 7:                4 – 29 November 2013
District 5, 13, 23:    25 November – 20 December 2013
District 8:                2 -20 December 2013

Districts 4, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 20 and 24 are scheduled to be reflashed between January and April 2014 and Brigades will be advised of the reflash schedule closer to the date.

A second Reflash will be necessary to install a further software update that enables additional functionality.  This is planned for March to July 2014 and further information including proposed dates will be available closer to the start of this reflash.

Further information confirming reflash arrangements will be provided to Brigades and Members closer to each District reflash period.  For any other questions concerning the reflash program, contact your District HQ.

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Last Updated: 04 September 2013