Link: Floods, Cyclones and Radio Communications :: RadioComms

While radio played a major role in alleviating some of Queensland’s worst disasters of 2011 – the floods and Cyclone Yasi – the technology found itself stretched to the limit on occasions.Some of those occasions were explained by Garry Kerr, manager of system support services at the Queensland Department of Community Safety, when he covered critical communications and emergency services during last year’s disasters in his keynote presentation at the recent RadioComms Connect event.

During the worst part of the Queensland floods, the Department of Community Safety and other public safety agencies used two-way radio to support front-line incident response and recovery. The department delivered ambulance, fire, emergency and disaster management services through a single agency.

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