Dead Zones Persist in Las Vegas Strip Buildings Two Years After Mandalay Bay Massacre

Dead Zones Persist in Las Vegas

Posted on October 21, 2019
Local media turn to the Safer Buildings Coalition for insight

Two years after the mass casualty incident at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, the wireless dead zones that hampered first responders on the scene still plague many of the buildings on the Strip. 

On the night of the massacre, several Las Vegas Police Department officers reported problems with radio communication once they entered the casino. Indeed, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department later cited Mandalay Bay’s limited radio coverage as the department’s “biggest challenge” that night. If you attended IWCE in March, you may recall that the Clarkson Brothers – of the LVPD – talked at length about these issues during their presentation.

Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell -- who delivered the keynote address at the Safer Buildings Coalition member meeting at the IWCE Conference  -- has since spearheaded an effort to ensure that all Vegas Strip properties have adequate radio coverage. 

As Las Vegas marked the second anniversary of those harrowing events, local news outlets turned to Safer Buildings Coalition Managing Director John Foley for expert comment on the situation in Vegas. 

Check out the coverage here:

Las Vegas Review-Journal

13 Action News Las Vegas:

The fact that reporters now call the Safer Buildings Coalition for expert comments on topics like this underscores the importance of the work the SBC does every day. It amplifies our message and helps spread awareness about the important issues the Coalition seeks to resolve as we work to make buildings safer.