The Provincial Telecommunications Section serves a very important role in the Wildfire Operations Branch of Forestry and Emergency Response Division.
Telecomm staff use a number of modern wireless technologies, including:
- Cellular and satellite
- Portable repeater kits
- Various models of VHF & UHF radios
- Voice and data networks
Fireline and support personnel on all wildfire incidents rely on these technologies when designing custom solutions to ensure
Telecomm Section also provides other services, including:
- Refurbishing the departments' telecommunications equipment and kits for field use
- Repairing and maintaining radios for several other government departments
- Technical expertise needed for new projects and expenditures
A total of 18 staff across the province, provide training and support for users of the Fireline Radio Network and the FIRENET Network.
Updated: Jan 14, 2014