Welcome to our annual roundup of our best blog articles of 2022! This year has seen a wealth of information on the vital role that communications plays in keeping our communities safe and secure. From new technologies and strategies for emergency response and disaster management, to in-depth looks at the challenges facing defence and public safety professionals, these articles represent the best in the field of defence and public safety communications. Whether you’re a professional in the field or simply interested in the topic, you’re sure to find something of value in this list of the best blog articles of 2022. So, grab a seat and get ready to dive into some of the most thought-provoking and informative writing on the subject.”
The Basics of LEO Satellite Systems
This article delves into the history and current state of satellite communication and how it has revolutionized our ability to communicate around the world since the launch of the first communications satellite, Telstar I, in 1962. It explains the different types of orbits that satellites can be in and the characteristics of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, which are the majority of satellites sent into space. The article also highlights the importance of LEO constellations, where multiple satellites work together to provide uninterrupted coverage, and the advantages and challenges of LEO communication systems. It provides an in-depth understanding of satellite communication and is a must-read for anyone interested in the field.
Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) Operations in the Great White North
This article provides an overview of the Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG), a volunteer group of approximately 150 military reservists who are called upon to serve in domestic operations in the Canadian Arctic. The ARCG’s mandate is to respond on very short notice to disasters in Canada’s Far North to support civilian authorities and to secure Arctic sovereignty and defence. The article also highlights the importance of annual exercises such as Exercise Guerrier Nordique, which is held in various Indigenous communities to maintain an alert, agile, adaptable, rapidly deployable and mission-ready force, regardless of the environment. It also emphasizes the collaboration between the ARCG and local authorities and Canadian Rangers, and the importance of reliable tactical communications in the northern climate. The article is an informative read for anyone interested in the Canadian military and its operations in the Arctic.
Communications Considerations to Ensure Large-Scale Event Security
The article discusses the importance of having a well-developed communication plan for large events such as concerts and sports games. It describes a tragedy that occurred at a music festival, Astroworld, which resulted in multiple deaths due to poor communication and lack of proper training among security personnel. The article stresses that a good communication plan should be developed months in advance and tailored to each specific event, including answering the classic 5 W’s of who, what, when, where, and why. It also highlights the importance of having a communications hierarchy, standard operating procedures, and emergency procedures in place. The article emphasizes that having a well-thought-out communication plan is crucial for keeping people safe at events.
What’s next in 2023?
In conclusion, the defense and emergency communications industry is constantly evolving and it is important to stay informed on the latest trends and developments. The top 3 defense and emergency communications blogs of 2022 have provided valuable insights and information on the industry. From highlighting the importance of communication plans in event security, to discussing the latest advancements in communication technology, these blogs have helped readers understand the complexities and nuances of the field.
As we move into 2023, it is important to continue exploring new topics and ideas in the defense and emergency communications industry. We encourage you to make suggestions for future blog topics, whether it be a specific technology or a current issue facing the industry. Your input is valuable in helping us create content that is relevant and informative for our audience. Let’s continue to learn and grow together in the field of defense and emergency communications.