BRISBANE, Australia — The Country Fire Authority (CFA) awarded a $4 million contract for Zetron’s ACOM Command and Control system to be used as the radio communications platform for district command centers and incident control centers across the state of Victoria, Australia. The CFA is a volunteer fire service with over 1,200 brigades organized among 21 districts across Victoria.  

Zetron will begin installation of the ACOM system across 28 CFA locations. All 28 centers will be equipped with an ACOM system and interconnected via CFA’s WAN to a high-availability central core to effectively operate as one statewide collaborative system. In the event WAN connectivity is lost, the independent communications systems of each location will continue to operate their respective regional radios and base station repeaters.

CFA has more than 54,000 dedicated volunteers who serve more than four million Victorians in both regional and suburban areas. The core mission of the CFA is to protect lives and property from fire and other emergencies through prevention, preparedness, and response.

“Country Fire Authority’s integrated communications needs are as complex as they are critical to ensuring thousands of resources across thousands of kilometres in often hazardous conditions can stay connected, organized and accounted for,” said Ranjan Bhagat, vice president and general manager, Zetron Australasia. “The ACOM Command and Control system is designed for interoperability, integration, and configurability to address even the most challenging and unique communications conditions and requirements on the planet, and we’re honored to have been selected and trusted by CFA to provide their new radio communications platform in their Command & Control Centers.”