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Meet the Newest Safer Buildings Coalition Members - July 2022

Posted on July 28, 2022Meet the Newest members

The Safer Buildings Coalition continues to grow. It’s our pleasure to introduce you to some of the newest additions to our member base: Connected Technologies, Health Signals and Invision Communications, Inc. Welcome to SBC!

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SBC Staff Transition Update

Nancy Hoppe

By John Foley, SBC Managing Director
Posted on July 28, 2022

Safer Buildings Coalition has assembled a strong team over the past decade. And when a team member transitions, we meet the occasion with a mix of overwhelming gratitude, and a touch of sadness to see them move on. We’d like to first celebrate the retirement of our ever faithful and reliable Operations Manager, Nancy Hoppe, and to briefly introduce some of our new team members.

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2022 Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors Slate

2021 Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors Election

Posted on July 18, 2022

The 2022 election for the Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors is here! As always, we strongly encourage our members to vote in this election -- Electronic polling is open July 15th - Aug 15th. 

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Call for Nominations! 2022 SBC Board of Directors Election  

Election GraphicSBC Expands Board – More Opportunity to Lead

Posted on June 30, 2022

The 2022 election for the Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors is coming up. As always, we strongly encourage our members to vote in this election -- and to consider putting your name on the 2022 ballot and help the Coalition continue to make a difference. 

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Florida passes SB 1190 - Clarifying and expanding exemptions for in-building public safety communications coverage

High Rise

SBC lobbying efforts positively impact the legislative outcome
By John Foley, SBC Managing Director

Posted on June 30, 2022

Florida Fire Prevention Code (FFPC) requires adequate public safety communications coverage inside buildings (new and existing). Florida statute § 633.202 (18) provides for a compliance extension until 2025 for existing high-rise buildings, and now provides for a full exemption for one very specific building type.

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From “Advancement” to “Member Advocacy” Work Group |
A Change in Name and Mission

Member Advocacy Group

By Aaron Friedman and Jason Jacobs, Co-Chairs of the Member Advocacy Group

Posted on June 30, 2022

To secure its future, an organization must continuously work to build relationships with individuals and groups that can contribute to its success.  Advancement is critical for any organization, but what happens after that initial connection is made?  It's Member Advocacy time!  This phase of the relationship-building process is where organizations need to focus, deepening the connection and engaging our members.  The Member Advocacy Work Group has made a lot of changes over the last few months.  We have elected new leadership, we have changed our focus, changed our mission, and we have even changed our name.

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Meet the Newest Safer Buildings Coalition Members - June 2022

Posted on June 30, 2022Meet the Newest members

The Safer Buildings Coalition continues to grow. We value each and every member, and it’s our pleasure to introduce you to some of the latest additions to our member base: Anchor Com, LLC; Linkwave Wireless Solutions Inc.; Motorola Solutions; P&R Communications Service, Inc.; Ontivity; Red Cloud, Inc.; and Threesixty Wireless.

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From the Chief’s Corner: Life’s Lessons from the “Crack-in-the-Ground”

Chief Alan Perdue

By Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), SBC Executive Director

Posted on June 30, 2022

Have you ever noticed that with many discussions that take place with individuals, companies, and organizations that those involved will often pick a particular side of an issue and dig their heels in so deep that they cannot see the value of what others may be trying to convey? This can often occur without us even realizing it’s taking place and when it does occur, we can be robbed of achieving something really powerful and beneficial to our overall goals or mission.

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SBC Survey Results: Third-Party Testing 

Some agreement, some disconnects between Industry and Government
Posted on June 30, 2022

The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), the only trade association purpose-built to lead national policy and education for in-building wireless services, shares the results of our survey on the subject of Third- Party Testing. 

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SBC Announces Safe Inside Annual Member Awards - 2022

SUBMIT your company's products and / or projects for consideration today!
Posted on June 30, 2022

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 2nd annual 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.

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SBC’s 10th Anniversary: Celebrating our past – driving towards the future

Chief Alan Perdue

The Safer Buildings Coalition Celebrates a Decade of Impact
By Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), SBC Executive Director

Posted on May 16, 2022

There’s a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson that says, “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” This quote has always had a special meaning from growing up on a small tobacco farm. One of the lessons I learned from that experience was that of understanding that in order to have a harvest, one must endure the planting season. As I reflect on the 10-year anniversary of the Coalition, I am reminded of the planting season we (founder Seth Buechley, Mike Collado & a few others) went through to get us to where we are today. The impact that has been accomplished by so many people coming together over the last ten years has produced what we would call in the farming world, a bountiful harvest. So, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and then set our sights on the future…

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