South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

Raising awareness of the roles, training and activities of CFS Volunteers state-wide


Radio Communications

Using Radios for incident Control and Command

During an incident, communications between the brigade station and the appliances play a significant role in how the outcome will be achieved. With access to a radio on the fireground, it is possible to control what is happening, command others to assist and provide feedback to others so they may determine how to assist you.

An appliance GRN Radio

The CFS, and other emergency services now operate a UHF digital trunked radio network, called the SA Government Radio Network (SAGRN) which allows for more coherant and reliable means of communicating between the incident and the brigade or group base, and the fireground and incident area then use a VHF digital simplex network for localised control and command.

A Station GRN Radio An appliance GRN Radio

Photographs on this page taken by Ashley Hosking, CFS Promotions Unit