Codes and Standards Work Group July 2022 Update

Chief Alan PerduePosted on July 28, 2022

Chair: Josh Gerst, RF Connect
Vice Chair: Joe Kurdas, Graybar
Sponsor: Alan Purdue, SBC

The Safer Buildings Coalition Codes & Standards Work Group met July 1, 2022 to provide input on code issues as well as move forward other projects. A couple key highlights:

  • Welcomed SBC members Roger Harris, Jose Garcia, Alireza Karimi from iBwave and Ryan Coon from Tower IQ into the group.
  • Stood up a subcommittee for NFPA 1225 TIA response and recommendations.  Richard Roberts volunteered to chair and set interim meetings.
  • Scheduled NFPA 1225 work group is meeting in October to put together a larger sized TIA from committee for approval. Topics being discussed include:
    • In-building emergency communications enhancement systems
    • NextGen 9-1-1
    • Cloud-based CAD and 9-1-1
    • Changes to the chapters on inspection, testing, and maintenance