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Chief Alan Perdue to headline the SFPE/AFAA Spring Symposium and Trade Show

Chief Alan Perdue

Posted on March 25, 2019
Exciting program on tap for this event. Register today.

Safer Buildings Coalition Executive Director, Chief Alan Perdue, is among the featured speakers at the SFPE and AFAA New Jersey's 10th Annual Spring Symposium and Trade Show on April 4th at Hanover Manor in East Hanover, NJ.

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Chief Perdue in DC promoting public safety and the public’s safety with NACO Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee Members

NACO Logo

Posted on March 4, 2019
Federal officials and policy experts talked about the latest telecommunications and technology federal policy issues

Chief Alan Perdue attended the 2019 National Association of Counties' (NACO) Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 2nd. During the Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee meeting, federal officials and policy experts presented the latest telecommunications and technology federal policy issues.

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UL Listing, Specialty Licensing Discussed at Broward County, Fla., BDA Committee Meeting  

Broward Meeting

Posted on March 1, 2019
Non-Listed BDAs require Third-Party Field Evaluation after April 19, 2019 - New Specialty License Discussed

The Safer Buildings Coalition attended the meeting of the Broward County BDA Committee, a committee under the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals (BORA), on Tuesday, February 26th. Among the issues discussed were UL 2524 listing of BDAs and specialty licensing for BDA contractors under the Electrical Contractors Licensing Board.  

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Clark County Nevada Fire Chief to Deliver Keynote Address at Safer Buildings Coalition Annual Members Dinner and Meeting

Chief Greg Cassell, Clark County Fire Department

Posted on February 15, 2019
Impactful Presentation Exclusively for Safer Buildings Coalition Members

The Safer Buildings Coalition is very pleased to announce that Chief Greg Cassell, of the Clark County, Nevada Fire Department, will deliver the keynote address at this year's Safer Buildings Coalition Annual Members Networking Reception, Dinner, and Meeting Monday, March 4th at 6pm in Las Vegas during the IWCE Expo.

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Don't Miss Safer Building's Unforgettable Program at IWCE 2019

Chief Cassell

Posted on February 15, 2019
Three-session Program: Includes Presentation by 1-October Mandalay Bay Shooting Hero Twin Brothers

In this Executive Discussion featuring three separate presentations we explore the problem of poor connectivity and communications inside buildings that pose a serious threat to life and property, especially during an emergency.

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A Case for Student Safety: Hear what school officials have to say about FirstNet’s role in their students’ safety

School Safety Report

Posted on January 27, 2019.
Radios or phones that do not receive signals inside school buildings are a serious gap.

One of the factors Texas City Independent School District considered when enhancing its security and safety plan was the data about school shootings across the country. In order to help provide a more secure environment for its students, the Texas Gulf Coast school district adopted FirstNet. Hear what some of the school officials have to say about FirstNet’s role in their students’ safety.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: SBC Annual Member's Networking Reception, Meeting and Dinner at IWCE March 4, 2019…

IWCE

Posted on December 20, 2018.
The SBC Partners with IWCE for This Years' Major Event - REGISTER and BOOK TRAVEL NOW!
IWCE Expo Discounts Available for Safer Buildings Coalition Members!

Attend the Safer Buildings Coalition Member's Annual Dinner and Meeting - Details here...

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Setting the Table for 2019 and Beyond -
Safer Buildings Coalition Strategic Planning Offsite

Chief Alan Perdue AHJ Training

Posted on December 20, 2018.

Safer Buildings Coalition Leadership, aided by a SBC Member focus group, capped off two months of strategic planning with an offsite in Phoenix from December 3-5. Read more about the key initiatives for 2019 and beyond.

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SBC Work Group Updates - December 2018 

ALSO: WHY SHOULD I DO THIS? - Five Benefits of Participating in a Work Group

Community

Posted on December 20, 2018.
Work Groups are the Vehicles for SBC Member Action - AND WE ARE GRATEFUL!

The work efforts of the Safer Buildings Coalition were significantly amplified in 2018 by the efforts of our Work Group Volunteers.

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Federal Commission on School Safety Report: Communication problems impede law enforcement during all tragedies

School Safety Report

Posted on December 20, 2018.
Radios or phones that do not receive signals inside school buildings cited as a serious gap.

"These may include outdated or insufficient communications equipment (e.g., radios or phones that do not receive signals inside school buildings), lack of training on existing communications equipment or protocols, and a lack of interoperability between the communications equipment possessed by first responder organizations and the school." p. 144

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From the President of the SBC Board
Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019

Jeff Hipchen

Posted on December 20, 2018.
Jeff Hipchen, President, Board of Directors

As we approach the end of the year I wanted to share some thoughts looking back on this past year and some of the exciting things planned for the upcoming one. 

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