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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 4 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1046..


Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) 1,101.

(2) (a) 19.

(b) 1,082.

(3) The incident reporting arrangements do not permit an analysis of how many required rooftop work. An elevated work platform was required in three incidents.

(4) (a) Yes.

(b) No.

(5) The number of calls (telephone) made by the public to the SES to attend any incident cannot be accurately determined. However since 1 January 2006, the number of storm and flood incidents that have required attendance by the emergency services is 1,546.

(6) (a) 40.

(b) 1,506.

(7) Firelink has been used for all incidents requiring SES attendance.

(8) No failures were reported.

(9) Not applicable.

(10) Not applicable.

(11) No.

Trunk radio network (TRN)

(Question No 1535)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 13 March 2007:

(1) What has been the percentage of the usage of Trunk Radio Network (TRN) voice radio versus Very High Frequency (VHF) voice radio since 1 November 2006 for (a) Rural Fire Service (RFS) emergency callouts and (b) RFS routine reconnaissance and other preventative tasks;

(2) Which locations were dominant in the use of (a) TRN and (b) VHF voice radio.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) The new TRN network has extensive traffic and performance data available however the older VHF network it is replacing has no traffic or performance capture capability. No comparison can be made, as no VHF data is available. The following TRN data is offered,


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