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The Role of Resilient Communication Networks: Navigating the Challenges of TMR2 in Hurricane Fiona

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2023 AT 7 PM – 10 PM

Lyle Donovan, Victoria County emergency management coordinator, will be speaking about the failure of the trunked mobile radio system (TMR2) during Hurricane Fiona in Nova Scotia, and the importance of backup systems like UHF/VHF radio networks. Amateur radio enthusiasts and emergency responders alike will benefit from Donovan’s insights on the impact of communication blackouts on emergency response efforts, and the need for resilient communication networks in disaster scenarios.

Lyle Donovan is a highly experienced emergency service professional with over 30 years of dedicated service in various roles. He joined the Ski Patrol in 1986, became a volunteer firefighter in 1990, and has been serving as a paramedic since 1992. Lyle’s commitment to excellence led him to earn a Diploma in Incident Command in 2012 and a Bachelor of Technology in Emergency Management in 2015. He currently chairs the Chief Fire Officers of Victoria County and serves on several emergency services organizations.

Despite his many accomplishments, Lyle believes that his most significant achievement is meeting his wife Michele in 2006 and marrying her in 2007. They have four wonderful children between the ages of 15 and 27 and two fantastic granddaughters.

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