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Safer Buildings Coalition proudly recognizes International Firefighters’ Day 

International Firefighters’ Day

Posted on May 4, 2021

Safer Buildings Coalition proudly recognizes International Firefighters’ Day which is observed each year on May 4th. As an organization that recognizes and honors first responders such as firefighters, we will always remember and honor them for their heroic efforts and bravery while facing danger each and everyday in their lives without warning. 

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From the Chief’s Corner: Politics, ERCES & The Road to Tallahassee...

John Foley Alan Purdue

Posted on April 29, 2021

Think about the group of numbers 360, 415, 1408, 587, 1902, 1209. Do you know what each of them have in common? The fact is they all relate to Florida House and Senate bills for the 2021 Legislative Session, that had the potential to profoundly impact In-Building Public Safety Radio Code Enforcement in the state of Florida for years to come, and not in a good way. In actuality, the potential outcome would have been disastrous. 

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Flurry of Florida Bills Target In-Building Public Safety Communications

Alan Perdue testifying before the Florida House  Commerce Committee

SBC and industry allies rally to head off restrictions
Posted on April 29, 2021

Florida came very close to effectively shutting down the enforcement of code-mandated in-building public safety radio coverage in most of Florida’s buildings, an outcome that would have placed the state’s First Responders and citizens at significant risk. SBC and a coalition of allies collaborated for months to avert this outcome. 

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Meet the Newest Safer Buildings Coalition Members

Posted on April 29, 2021Meet the Newest members

The Safer Buildings Coalition continues to grow. We now have more than 140 members organizations across several categories. We value each and every member, and it's our pleasure to introduce you to a few of the latest additions to our member base: Cablelytics, LLCMiller Electric, Motive Infrastructure Solutions, Pierson Wireless and Pinnacle Wireless, A Division of ESS, Inc.

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SBC Members: Big Announcement Coming Regarding SBC’s In-Building Public Safety Communications Handbook and NICET Study Guide 

Sample Content from the SBC In-Building Public Safety Communications Handbook and NICET Study Guide

Members: Watch for email notice later this week
Posted on April 29, 2021

Work continues on the SBC In-Building Public Safety Communications Handbook and NICET Study Guide, with the final touches being added and a strong final leg push for content editing. 

Many companies have already confirmed their display ads in the volume, which will see widespread circulation among AHJs, FCC License Holders, System Integrators, and many other stakeholders in the in-building wireless sector. 

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Message From the President: Safer Building Coalition's 3-Year Strategic Plan

Eric Toenjes

Posted on April 29, 2021

President Eric Toenjes gives a vision into the Safer Building Coalition's 3-year strategic plan. 

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Telecom Sector Impacted by the Global Chip Shortage

Telecom Sector Impacted by the Global Chip Shortage

SBC monitoring for any in-building supply chain impact
Posted on April 29, 2021

The ongoing global chip shortage has made headlines by impacting the automotive and consumer electronics sectors for months. But wireless OEM’s may soon feel the pinch. 

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The Safer Buildings Coalition and Potter Electric Signal Company Share How Recent Acquisitions Have Shaped Potter's Commitment to In-Building Safety  

Potter Logo

Posted on April 29, 2021

The Safer Buildings Coalition took some time to speak with member Potter Signal, about what their recent acquisitions mean for the strategy of their business. 

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Safer Buildings Coalition WORK GROUP ROUNDUP - February 2021 

Please watch this month's video updates from the Chairs of the Safer Buildings Coalition’s five work groups on their group’s activities, achievements and needs.

Click on the links or images to watch the video messages below:

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Remember the Unsung Heroes of 9-1-1

National Public Safety Week

Posted on April 14, 2021

At the Safer Buildings Coalition, we spend a lot of time talking about various types of technology, codes, standards, legislation, and statistics related to public safety in-building communications. We often use a statistic that shows that an estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year.  However, today I want to talk about a really special group of people who answer those 240 million calls called 9-1-1 Telecommunicators.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Honors America’s Firefighters, Assists their Families, and Prevents Deaths and InjuriesNational Fallen Firefighters Foundation Honors America’s Firefighters

Posted on April 5, 2021

The Safer Buildings Coalition continues its spotlight on noble causes with its Forces for Good Spotlight on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

The NFFF was created by the U.S. Congress in 1992. Executive Director Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki says, “The Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to honoring the sacrifices of firefighters who die in the line of duty, assisting their families, and delivering educational programs promoting the prevention of avoidable line-of-duty deaths and injuries.”

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