AA Radio Emergency Beacons saving lives on Queensland coastline

AA Radio has a long standing relationship with Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) and is responsible for the system design, delivery and maintenance of the state wide radio communications infrastructure network and radio terminals relied upon by more than 36,000 members across 59 affiliated surf life saving clubs throughout Queensland.

AA Radio works closely with SLSQ on new innovations in radio communications services and technologies to compliment the vital role of SLSQ saving lives along 6,089km of Queensland coastline.

The AA Radio Emergency Beacons are currently deployed to remote, unpatrolled beaches and provide members of the public access to reliable radio communications to emergency respondents in times of need.

SLSQ has pinpointed beaches and waterways for the next phase of deployment of these proven life saving devices as highlighted in a recent interview on ABC Radio given by George Hill, SLSQ Chief Operations Officer “From the beacons been there in the last two years, I would say we’ve saved 12 people”

The AA Radio Emergency Beacons recently became the focus of Channel Ten News.

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Earlier in the year, as a reinforcement of AA Radio’s on going support of SLSQ, Channel 9televised AA Radio’s donation of 2 Emergency Beacons in support of the Surf Safe Appeal 2012.

 

                  

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It is anticipated 10 to 15 more Emergency Beacons will be deployed to remote beaches and waterways before the end of 2012.

 

May 16, 2012 12:51 am Published by

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