Codan Provides South Australian Country Fire Service with Military Grade Tactical Communications Capability
Codan Communications, a division of Codan Limited (ASX:CDA), has provided the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) with high-tech radio communication equipment, empowering it with the same tactical comms capability of leading armed forces.
Codan’s donation of five military-grade radio manpacks and transportable repeaters will be used in extreme scenarios where access to the SA Government Radio Network (SAGRN) is challenged or when there is a requirement to establish a secure, independent comms network. The SAGRN is the UHF (Ultra High Frequency) radio network used by police, ambulance and other such services. The CFS uses the SAGRN for Command & Control communications whilst a VHF (Very High Frequency) network is used for the local fire-ground traffic. The military radio equipment donated to the CFS is not intended to replace the existing system but as Codan CEO and Managing Director Donald McGurk explains, it ensures that CFS crews can establish a robust communication network in the most remote locations or when there has been a network failure.