UHF repeater to help in Baffle Creek emergencies

A NEW UHF repeater on Mt Maria will improve communication for the Baffle Creek Catchment (BCC) community in future emergency situations.

Gladstone Regional Council, the State Government and Nixon Communications helped the BCC Local Emergency Coordination Committee (LECC) secure the repeater, in time for the next cyclone season.

Previously, the only other communication method during a disaster was a repeater at Watalgan which could be unreliable.

Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers said the new repeater was a welcome development for the area because reliable communication was so vital during emergencies.

All Baffle Creek LECC members now have UHF radios and have been trained to use them for clear, concise communication.

This volunteer group came together in April 2013 after communication problems were experienced during the January floods.

The committee also runs information days and has produced an emergency guide to educate the community in disaster preparation.

For more information contact Gladstone Regional Council on 4970 0700 or 4902 1100.
 



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