Callsigns used by ACREM Monitors follow the format below. Callsign formats were changed mid January 2006 to provide for ACREM’s expansion into Victoria and future states:
- the Division name, which may be dropped during ongoing transmissions; and
- the word “ACREM” (pronounced as ‘AKREM’); and
- a number allocated by the Executive
No two ACREM Monitors share the same number. This means that even without the Division identifier an ACREM Monitor can be identified.
Callsign Number Formats
|1 – 19||Reserved for Executive and other uses. (see below)|
|20 – 99||Reserved for National uses.|
|101-149||Emergency Operation Centres (EOC)|
|901 -999||used by vehicles, etc. (see below)|
State Callsign Formats
Individual callsigns consist of the following components:
- The State identifier
- The individual callsign number
2 = New South Wales & ACT
3 = Victoria
4 = Queensland
6 = Western Australia
7 = Tasmania
8 = Northern Territory
The individual callsign number allocations are (x = State Identifier):
x – 01 to x – 10 = State Executive members.
x – 11 to x – 199 = Monitors.
x – 901 to x – 999 = Associate
- Monitor callsigns are spoken in two groups – for example: Two-Eleven (2-11), Three-Fifteen (3-15), Four-Twenty Six (4-26), etc. up until x-101 when they are spoken as separate digits (e.g. two-one-zero-one).
- State Executive callsigns (2-01 to 2-10, 3-01 to 3-10, 4-01 to 4-10, etc. are spoken as single digits – e.g. (2-01) Two Zero One, (3-02) Three Zero Two, (4-10) Four One Zero, etc.
National & Executive Callsigns
National based callsigns do not use a Division name or ID, they consist solely of the word “ACREM” followed by the relevant number, as shown below. They are used when the member is on official business representing ACREM and not for routine monitoring purposes. Executive members perform their daily monitoring using their ordinary callsign as regardless of what else they may do they remain an ordinary Monitor, subject to the same rules and procedures as all other Monitors.
With the exception of our Member Welfare (i.e. Peer Support and Chaplaincy), only operational level Executive roles hold a National callsign.
|2||Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations).|
|3||Deputy Chief Commissioner (Volunteer Support).|
|4||National Emergency Services Liaison Officer (ESLO)|
|5||Commissioner (Training & Development).|
|10||Member Welfare/Peer Support Officer.|
National Assistants & Deputies
|11 – 19||Chaplains|
|41 – 49||Assistant ESLO’s|
|50||Deputy Commissioner (Training)|
|51 – 59||Assistant Commissioner (Training)|
Communications Unit & Vehicle Callsigns
|901||Chief Commissioner’s vehicle.|
|902||Deputy Chief Commissioner’s vehicle (DCC Ops).|
|903||Deputy Chief Commissioner’s vehicle (DCC Volunteer Support).|
|904||National ESLO vehicle.|
|921 to 950||Vehicles – transport and support.|
|951 to 975||Communications Units – self propelled vehicles.|
|976 to 999||Communications Units – caravans and trailers.|