Below is a Safety Circular published by DFES this week:


SAFETY CIRCULAR 15/2017

File: D03624

NOVEMBER 2017

400MHZ PROJECT – MIDWEST GASCOYNE TRANSITION 8-10 NOVEMBER

Critical Message
The staged transition of the Midwest Gascoyne will occur over three days commencing 8 November 2017 at 0800hrs. Individual BGUs will transition at the times specified below.

If you are responding to an incident or Request For Assistance (RFA) prior to your transition time, you must continue to use existing UHF channels, SES Channels 1-20 & FRS 1 & FRS 2, for the duration of that current incident. There will be no transition changes in communications during an incident.

Existing UHF channels (SES Channels 1-20 & FRS 1 & FRS 2) will still remain in the UHF radios until remaining UHF radio users across the state have been transitioned.

The existing UHF channels (SES Channels 1-20 & FRS 1 & FRS 2) are NOT to be used post transition time unless you have an Emergency Requirement to communicate with DFES staff or a volunteer group that has not yet transitioned.

The 400MHz Project will roll out a staged transition to the new UHF channels for the Midwest Gascoyne Region between 8 – 10 November 2017 for the following BGUs:

All staff and volunteers at the above locations are advised that after the dates and times listed above, the new 400MHz UHF channels replacing SES Channels 1-20 & FRS 1 & FRS 2 will become operational and these new channels MUST be used for all operational and training requirements.

If you are responding to an incident prior to the allocated transition time, you must continue to use the pre-existing UHF channels, SES Channels 1-20 & FRS 1 & FRS 2.

All BA qualified personnel are reminded to follow SOP 3.4.5 – Duties of the Entry Control Officer:

Any further enquires can be forwarded to the 400MHz.project@dfes.wa.gov.au or Andrew Robinson on 9478 8206.

STEVE FEWSTER

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER CAPABILITY

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