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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.

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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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Safer Buildings Coalition Issues “No Noise” Call to Action and Position Paper

No News Task Force Call to ActionPosted on April 5, 2021

On Thursday, March 4, 2021, the No Noise Task Force held a Radio System Manager Roundtable session. The roundtable group discussed the key objectives of the task force and the desired outcomes which include:

  • Evaluate, refine and affirm the principles for safe and effective in-building communications
  • Emerge with actionable recommendations, processes, standards, or other guidance that will lead and assist all stakeholders toward an ideal public safety communications environment.

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From the Chief’s Corner: Listen with Intent to Understand

Listen Graphic

Posted on April 5, 2021

At the Coalition we talk a lot about communication. For example, just look at a couple of terms we use almost daily, (ERCES) Emergency Responder Communications Enhancement System and Communications when you need it most.

For many of us, communication is really the single most important skill in this journey we call life. Along that journey, we learn how to express the art of communication through reading, writing, and of course speaking. But there is one attribute in the art of communication that is often a little less refined, and that my friend is listening.

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Meet the Newest Safer Buildings Coalition Members

Posted on April 5, 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: Kenny Chen, Professional Engineer, Fire Controls, Inc., New River Community and Technical College, RK Squared, LLC, RedTop Group, LLC, and Virginia Tech.

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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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