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New pagers for all members
Members will soon be receiving their new pagers, after the successfully validation of a number of performance and usability upgrades.
The upgrades have been accepted by VFBV after the final trial of four hundred pagers in the field.
Districts 2, 11, 12, 18, 20, 22, 23 and 24 have received their pagers and they will be distributed to brigades over the next few months in a staggered approach. The remaining districts will receive their pagers by July.
As well as a pocket guide and a larger ‘quick reference guide’, members will receive a training DVD containing the user manual, a PowerPoint training presentation and instructional videos. These are also available from Brigades Online.
Four logistics coordinators from the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) will be available to deliver training and assistance as required and brigades can book them through their district headquarters.
Members will need to return their old X3 pager when they collect their new one, as they will be used to replace broken and lost pagers in the last phase of the swap over.
See training videos here:
- Validation trial for new pagers
- Update on pager upgrades
- New pagers, AIIMS, gel crew protection system (Chief Officer blog)
- Planned pager replacement (Chief Officer blog)
- Software upgrade for EAS pagers
- Pilot of new EAS pagers