CODE 2, VOL 32, NO 12 : 17 april 2018

All Fire and Rescue GWN hand-held remote speaker microphones (RSM) to be replaced

Many of you have had, and have reported, issues to both QFES and your union relating to failures in the current issue GWN black RSM hand-held radio microphones.

I can report that following protracted discussions between you union and QFES, QFES has listened and now thinks it’d be a good idea to replace them all.

This follows presentations from end-users and your union of testing, along with internationally recognised recommendations for RSM standards specifically for firefighting, and of course reports from end-users of regular failings.

This purchasing process has commenced and whilst I don’t have delivery dates for stations, I do know they’re being sourced as quickly as possible and yours will be replaced promptly.

I acknowledge the work recently of those involved to achieve a resolution.

I’ll report back when we have more information on distribution dates.


John Oliver - General Secretary



Authorised by John Oliver General Secretary 
United Firefighters' Union of Australia, Union of Employees QLD