Sta­tion vi­tal to emer­gen­cies

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Tel­stra’s Boyd Brown, SES mem­ber Alice Day, Colin de Grussa MLC, Dar­ren West MLC, SES com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager Gary McDon­ald and Northamp­ton Shire pres­i­dent Craig Simkin at one of the mo­bile base sta­tions at Kal­barri.

A new Tel­stra base sta­tion in Kal­barri is im­prov­ing mo­bile cov­er­age and pro­vid­ing crit­i­cal help to Kal­barri SES teams in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.

Kal­barri SES lo­cal man­ager Steve Ca­ble said the new mo­bile base sta­tion at the Loop had al­ready played a crit­i­cal role in res­cu­ing some­one. “Only re­cently the new tower played a crit­i­cal role in help­ing to res­cue a tourist from the bot­tom of the gorge who needed as­sis­tance,” he said.

“This new base sta­tion has rad­i­cally en­hanced our com­mu­ni­ca­tions to a high in­ci­dent area which was a black spot for mo­bile cov­er­age.”

As well as the new base sta­tion in Kal­barri a new tower went up at Mea­narra Hill just out­side of Kal­barri as part of Tel­stra’s roll-out of the mo­bile black spot pro­gram.

Tel­stra area gen­eral man­ager Boyd Brown said they were aware of the chal­lenges fac­ing re­gional com­mu­ni­ties through the pro­gram and hoped to make a dif­fer­ence by ex­tend­ing mo­bile cov­er­age.

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