Fire

There are several agencies who carryout Fire & Rescue roles in Victoria.

Metropolitan Fire Brigade
The Metropolitan Fire District (MFD) is primarily serviced by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and make use of the Metropolitan Mobile Radio (MMR) Network for its operations. The MMR Network is a UHF P25 digital system primarily operating in trunking, although there are several P25 conventional channels interlaced with it.

The MFB also have access to the CFA radio networks for mutual aid events and tasking within the CFA areas of responsibility, they will in the future also have access to the Regional Mobile Radio (RMR) Network for the same purpose.

Country Fire Authority
The Country Fire Authority (CFA) currently uses a mixture of radio system for its operations. There is its existing VHF Voting Network primarily accessed by districts that either border the metropolitan fire district or partly fall within it.

The remainder of the CFA make use of the newly implemented RMR Network which is a VHF P25 digital system. Like its MMR counterpart it is primarily a trunking system with several P25 conventional channels interlaced amongst it.

Certain sectors of the CFA also make use of the MPT1327 VHF SMR Network

Department of Environment & Primary Industries
The Department of Environment & Primary Industries (DEPI) has responsibility as control agency to bushfires in forests and parks, and as support agency to the CFA for bushfires on private land. DEPI makes use of a VHF network for its communication needs with its radio system being interlaced amongst the existing CFA VHF legacy network.

DEPI also make use of the MPT1327 VHF SMR Network.

Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting
Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) is a federal government entity and currently services two airport location within Victoria, those being Melbourne Airport and Avalon Airport. It makes use of a Tait P25 digital radio network for its operations at both locations. Melbourne Airport also houses the Airservices Australia Learning Academy which undertakes Recruit Courses and training for the ARFF.