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Public Safety Monitoring - Webinar
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: SBC Seminar / Training

Monitoring Requirements for In-building, Emergency Responder Radio Communications Systems (ERRCS)



  • Moderator – John Foley, Safer Buildings Coalition
  • Thomas McCabe– Microlab
  • Eric Carey – Predictive Technologies


This seminar explores and discusses the monitoring of Emergency Responder Radio Communications System (ERRCS), and the benefits of assuring that all components of the system (both Active and Passive) are continuously monitored for correct operation.

Today’s construction materials and methods inhibit or even block radio signals used by First Responders once they enter a building. A Public Safety - Emergency Responder Radio Communications System (ERRCS) within a building ensures that public safety agencies can always communicate using their wireless devices.

These systems are not typically utilized unless there is an incident and fire, police, and emergency medical services personnel respond and enter the building. But it is critical to be certain that these systems will function at the crucial moment they are needed.

This is why language was inserted into fire code requiring the monitoring, regular maintenance, and recertification testing of these systems. But today’s code only requires the monitoring of the active (powered) components of the system. This can make problems with the important passive (non-powered) components invisible to the building owner and those responsible for managing the system.

This seminar brings experts to present and discuss:

  • What does Fire Code require for the monitoring of ERRCS?
  • What are the Active and Passive Components of an ERRCS?
  • What Happens when a Problem is Detected?
  • What are the Advantages of Monitoring the Passive Components of the ERRCS?

The format of the webinar is presentations followed by audience Q&A