Latest News

Safer Buildings Back on the Road 

4th of July Fire TruckTampa Seminar, Wireless Oklahoma, and a full slate of upcoming events


Posted on July 29, 2021

After a year of virtual events, SBC is back on the road doing what we do best: educating and interacting with the in-building public safety ecosystem. Virtual events are very useful – but nothing takes the place of connecting live.

Read more...
 

From the Chief’s Corner: In Order to Win, You Cannot Jump the Start...   

Chief Alan Perdue

Chief Alan Perdue (Ret.), CFO, FM,
Executive Director – Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on July 29, 2021

A few days ago, the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) launched the first of four tests within their In-Building Public Safety Communications (IB-PSC) certification program that includes Technician Level I, Level II, Level III and Designer. Model codes and standards provide a means for the AHJ to require certification of in-building system training by an approved organization or approved school for installation and design personnel. The new NICET IB-PSC certification program can meet those requirements. When I read the announcement, I reflected on my experience as an authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and the basic principle we were taught that to require something within your jurisdiction, it must readily be available in the marketplace. One simple but thought-provoking question we often ask ourselves at the Coalition when discussing outcomes is this; “What Does Winning Look Like”.

Read more...
 

Vision Technologies selects the American Heart Association as their National charity for 2021 

4th of July Fire Truck

Posted on July 29, 2021

“We are really excited to highlight companies that are doing amazing things out there. This month, we are highlighting our member, Vision Technologies and their cause, the American Heart Association. Please see our newsletter for more information on the wonderful things they are doing, how you can donate and get involved. If your company has an incredible cause, we want to highlight you! Please get in touch with us so we can include you and your company in our next Safer Buildings Coalition newsletter. Together, let's do well while doing good.”

- Laurie Caruso, CEO of Safe-Fi Technologies and Community Affairs Chairman at Safer Buildings Coalition.

Read more...
 

SBC Announces Safe Inside Annual Member Awards 

SUBMIT your company's products and / or projects for consideration today!
Posted on July 29, 2021

The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), the only trade association purpose-built to lead national policy and education for in-building wireless services is proud to announce our inaugural Safe Inside Annual Members Awards. Award categories include Safe Inside Product of the Year and Safe Inside Project of the Year. Read more to find out all about the program, eligibility requirements, entry criteria, and how to submit an entry.

Read more...
 

Meet the Newest Safer Buildings Coalition Members - July 2021

Posted on July 29, 2021Meet the Newest members

The Safer Buildings Coalition continues to grow. We now have more than 150 member 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: Hixxa Communications Inc., Piper Fire Protection, RFIP, and Two Way Technology.

Read more...
 

Safer Buildings Coalition Advancement Work Group Update - July 2021   

Ray Hild

Posted on July 29, 2021

Ray Hild, Chairman of the SBC Advancement Committee Work Group, provides updates on the work group's initiatives. Notable topics include revamping the mission statement, and the recently conducted Voice of Customer Report that was submitted to SBC leadership.

Read more...
 

Safer Buildings Coalition and NICET Announce National In-Building Public Safety Communications Certification Program is Now Available 

Chip Hollis, Senior Director, Credentials and Administration for the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), announces the availability of the first NICET Certification Test for the IB-PSC program, in collaboration with the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC).

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Distribution

Roseburg, Oregon --- July 20, 2021. The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), the only trade association purpose-built to lead national policy and education for in-building wireless services, and the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), a personnel certification authority for various technical fields, are pleased to announce their collaboration in creating a new In-Building Public Safety Communications (IB-PSC) certification program, available now.

Read more...
 

Celebration of Freedom 

4th of July Fire Truck

Posted on July 4, 2021

As our communities come together to celebrate the founding of our country with family, parades, fireworks, music, food, and all the wonderful trappings of Independence Day, we at the Safer Buildings Coalition wish everyone a safe, happy, and joyous day! PLEASE take good care with fireworks and outdoor cooking to ensure the best practices for fire prevention and safety!

Read more...
 

Message from the SBC Board President: An Opportunity to Serve and to Grow  

Eric Toenjes

Posted on June 23, 2021

We are all called to contribute in a variety of ways.  It is important to contribute to the success of our employers and of course our families, but also to the general welfare of society.  With the Safer Buildings Coalition there are many opportunities to serve, but also many rewards for doing so.  

As I look back at my personal journey with SBC, I first became involved as a member of the Advancement Work Group where I started to gain an understanding of how the organization functions and the goals being pursued.  From there I stepped up to be co-chair and eventually chaired the Advancement Work Group.  While gaining more exposure with the executive team and a desire to influence the goals, initiatives and growth of the coalition, those roles prepared me for my eventual run for Vice-President of the Board of Directors, and I now serve as President of the Board. 

Read more...
 

From the Chief’s Corner: Do You & Your Organization Measure Up to the Competition? Investing in Our Future...   

Chief Alan PerdueChief Alan Perdue (Ret.), CFO, FM,

Executive Director – Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on June 23, 2021

While preparing for some Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) activities and annual meeting to be held at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, NV, I began to think about the relationship between Vegas and the new NICET In-Building Public Safety Communications Certification Program we have been working on for a whileNow I am sure you are thinking, what in the world does an event in Las Vegas and a certification program for those designing, installing, and maintaining In-Building Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) have in common. Well, if you let your mind take a little journey with me, more than you think. To help get the point across about the importance of obtaining a professional certification in the field of in-building communications let us look at popular television show set in Las Vegas titled Pawn Stars. 

Read more...
 

Safer Buildings Coalition Key Announcements and Updates – June 2021   

TeamworkSAVE THE DATES! Election, Annual Meeting and Dinner @ IWCE, Nov. In-Building Forum, 2021 SBC Member Awards, and more...

Posted on June 23, 2021

The Safer Buildings Coalition is pleased to announce items of significant interest to members. Please take note of dedicated articles about these in today’s newsletter, and watch for updates.  

Read more...
 
<< first < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > last >>

Page 1 of 26