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Meet Steve Hudson – Safer Buildings Coalition Outreach Manager

Steve Hudson

Posted on June 17, 2019
Safer Buildings Coalition Team Member Profile

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) play crucial roles in enforcing fire codes and are key members of the Safer Buildings community. Safer Buildings Coalition’s Outreach Liaison, Steve Hudson, is responsible for identifying AHJs in communities in which the Coalition hosts an event – such a seminar – and inviting those state and local code officials to participate. 

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How to Connect with End Users: The Language of Commercial Real Estate

Rich Berliner

Posted on June 17, 2019
Rich Berliner, CEO & Publisher, Connected Real Estate Magazine Talks with Safer Buildings Coalition’s John Foley

Connected Real Estate Magazine, which is produced and published by 5th Gen Media, is an active member of the Safer Buildings Coalition. SBC Managing Director John Foley caught up with 5th Gen Media Publisher & CEO Rich Berliner prior to the NY State Wireless Association (NYSWA) Wireless Forum where Rich and John will participate in the "Public Safety:  Keeping the Big Apple Protected" panel as, respectively, moderator and panelist.

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Impressions From a Successful Connect X in Orlando

Connect X Picture Gallery

Posted on June 13, 2019
Safer Buildings Coalition participated as content partner & exhibitor

The Connect X conference and expo descended on Orlando, Fl, last month, and the Safer Buildings Coalition participated in the event as both exhibitor and content partner. On Tuesday, we put together a very strong program, with participation by thought leaders from across the industry. The presentations and panel discussion inspired engaging discussions and tackled some of the key issues facing the industry.

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From the Chief’s Corner: 2022: The time is NOW!

Chief Alan Perdue

Posted on May 17, 2019
Draft code proposals for the 2022 edition of NFPA 1221 are due June 26th

If you’re planning a family vacation, or thinking about getting tickets for Super Bowl LVI, the year 2022 probably seems far away. But if you’re a stakeholder in the in-building emergency responder communications system world, 2022 is actually a lot closer than you may think.

Indeed, the first draft code proposals for the 2022 edition of NFPA 1221 – the Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems – are due on June 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm EDT.

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Clear Your Calendars for Our Special Partner Program at Connect (X)

Posted on May 17, 2019
We’re Bringing Some of the Brightest Minds in the Industry to the Table on Tuesday Afternoon

The Connectivity Expo -- aka Connect (X) -- is upon us. May 20-23, innovators, influencers, industry leaders, and the Safer Buildings Coalition team will descend on the Hyatt Regency in Orlando. And the Safer Buildings Coalition is proud to be a partner and exhibitor at this great event.

On Tuesday, May 21st 2:30-5:30, the Safer Buildings Coalition will open the doors to a cannot-miss program, which includes three panel discussions, featuring industry leaders, local AHJs, and other key players.

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Don’t Miss Our Stacked Program at IBW

IBW Logo

Posted on May 17, 2019
The Safer Buildings Coalition is a partner and exhibitor at this year’s event

The In-Building Wireless (IBW) Congress is coming to Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, June 10-12– and the Safer Buildings Coalition will be there as an exhibitor and partner of the event.

Looking for a program that tackles everything you need to know about in-building communications and how it impacts public safety, look no further than the Safer Buildings Coalition’s two-day program at IBW – “In-Building Communications for Public Safety, Security and Operation.”

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Check out our IWCE 2019 interview videos

IWCE Interviews

Posted on May 17, 2019
Safer Buildings Coalition leadership caught up with some of the industry’s leaders and brightest minds at IWCE.

During the event, Safer Buildings Coalition’s Seth Buechley, John Foley & Chief Alan Perdue had the opportunity to chat with industry leaders, first responders and thought leaders to discuss public safety, FirstNet, new technology, and key takeaways from the show. 

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SBC Help Desk is Live

SBC Help Desk is Live

Posted on May 17, 2019
New support page makes it easy to find answers and submit support tickets

We are happy to announce that we have added a Support Page and Help Desk to our website. 

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BREAKING NEWS

Broward County Clarifies its Position the Use of UL 60950 for BDA installations

Posted on May 17, 2019
Broward County Clarifies its Position on UL 2524 for BDAs

 

UL 60950 Listing Now an Acceptable Alternative


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Safer Buildings Coalition Webinar Season off to a Great Start

SBC Webinar

Posted on May 17, 2019
SBC & Sponsors Hosted a Successful Webinar on RF Basics of Donor-Fed In-Building ERRCS

The Safer Buildings Coalition and our sponsors, Comba, Solid and Optical Telecom, hosted a very successful webinar on the topic of “RF Basics of Donor-Fed In-Building ERRCS (Emergency Responder Radio Communications Systems)” on 5/9.  

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From the Chief’s Corner: Code Interpretation

Chief Alan Perdue

Posted on April 23, 2019
Question: Which frequencies are required to be included in a Public Safety In-Building Solution? Are law enforcement and other agencies required?

Answer in Brief:
While model fire codes state systems shall be “capable of transmitting all radio frequencies ... and be capable of using any modulation technology in current use by the public safety agencies in the jurisdiction,” the list of frequencies actually required to be made available inside buildings is determined by and maintained by “the jurisdiction’s AHJ or fire code official.” 

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