RadioComms Connect Speaker Profile

With over 80 companies expected to take part in the 2012 exhibition, including all of the leading manufacturers and suppliers here in Australia, you’ll be able to see and speak with more exhibitors providing their expertise, and displaying more technologies and services than ever before.

There is a great choice of speakers this year and we look forward to profiling some of them prior to the event.

Transition to digital – Victoria’s regional firefighting moves ahead

Doug Booth, Project Director, Country Fire Authority

2.00pm-2.30pm Tue 4 Dec

CFA is one of the world’s largest and most highly regarded community-based emergency service organisations. With its key focus on providing a diverse range of risk reduction and fire suppression and rescue services to minimise the impact of fires and other emergencies on the community, its success can be largely attributed to a vast and dedicated network of over 55,000 volunteers and approximately 1100 career personnel.

CFA’s Radio Replacement Project is a $56m undertaking covering the replacement of all of CFA’s operational radio terminals and base station equipment over a 4+ year period. The project has included strategic technology change as well as significant logistics, technical and people challenges. The presentation covers the actual and planned capability enhancements from the P25 technology upgrade in Victoria’s largest emergency response organisation.

The presentation gives an overview of requirements definition, technology evaluation, specification development, stakeholder engagement, procurement processes, contract management, product enhancement and development, logistics support and project management processes. Lessons learnt at the end of a four-year project are canvassed, including the value of extensive stakeholder engagement, the engineering capability employed within the project team, the training and logistics framework used and the relationships with other emergency service organisations in planning for ongoing interoperability.

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