Practical trials of the Mobile response application (App) in a fire truck will start soon.

 Our focus in this first year of Integration (Phase 2) is on delivering our ‘must haves’ - the ICT to support systems or processes we are legislatively required to have in place by 1 July 2018; ensuring national consistency in our ICT and infrastructure (particularly for our rural people), and ensuring our networks are accessible but secure.

ICT deliverables coming up soon include:


  • Rural stations to get new ICT from June
  • All IGC radios to be delivered by December
  • Mobility v1.0 to be piloted from August
  • Availability and Messaging System (AMS) for VACS users by end of the year
  • A new ideas management tool (Beacon) will become available nationally from 6 June
  • An interim system for managing Fire Hazard Control from 1 July
  • Portal search function to be improved from July
  • A mobile version of Home Base coming soon

Already completed or well underway are:

  • A pilot for the new SHW reporting tool (Safe@Work) started in Region 4 on 21 May
  • The national roll out of our integrated online self-service human resources kiosk, called Home Base, was completed in 2 May
  • Microsoft Office 365 rolling out
  • Incident Reporting and Training Registration now on SMS 

“This work contributes towards our goal of becoming an intelligence-led, technology-enabled organisation,” says Murray Mitchell, Director Information and Communications Technology.

For more details, check out the ICT Update on

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