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Safer Buildings Coalition WORK GROUP ROUNDUP - May 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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National EMS Week - Our 46th Annual Celebration  

National EMS Week

 Posted on May 19, 2021

Safer Buildings Coalition proudly recognizes National EMS week which is observed each year on May 16th - 22nd. This year marks the 46th year to celebrate EMS practitioners and their important contribution in safeguarding the health and well-being in our communities.

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In honor of our military heroes, we celebrate Armed Forces Day 

Armed Forces Day

Posted on May 14, 2021

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” G.K. Chesterton

Safer Buildings Coalition proudly recognizes National Armed Forces Day which is observed each year on the third Saturday of May. As an organization, we recognize and pay tribute to the brave men and women of the United States’ armed forces. On this day, we honor our military heroes for their patriotic service in support of America.

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National Police Week - In Honor of Law Enforcement 

National Police Week

Posted on May 12, 2021

Safer Buildings Coalition proudly recognizes National Police Week. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officer Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, National Police week. As an organization that pays tribute and recognizes our law enforcement, we will always remember and honor them for their acts of bravery and courage to ensure public safety for our communities.

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Safer Buildings Coalition proudly recognizes International Firefighters’ Day 

International Firefighters’ Day

Posted on May 4, 2021

Safer Buildings Coalition proudly recognizes International Firefighters’ Day which is observed each year on May 4th. As an organization that recognizes and honors first responders such as firefighters, we will always remember and honor them for their heroic efforts and bravery while facing danger each and everyday in their lives without warning. 

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From the Chief’s Corner: Politics, ERCES & The Road to Tallahassee...

John Foley Alan Purdue

Posted on April 29, 2021

Think about the group of numbers 360, 415, 1408, 587, 1902, 1209. Do you know what each of them have in common? The fact is they all relate to Florida House and Senate bills for the 2021 Legislative Session, that had the potential to profoundly impact In-Building Public Safety Radio Code Enforcement in the state of Florida for years to come, and not in a good way. In actuality, the potential outcome would have been disastrous. 

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Flurry of Florida Bills Target In-Building Public Safety Communications

Alan Perdue testifying before the Florida House  Commerce Committee

SBC and industry allies rally to head off restrictions
Posted on April 29, 2021

Florida came very close to effectively shutting down the enforcement of code-mandated in-building public safety radio coverage in most of Florida’s buildings, an outcome that would have placed the state’s First Responders and citizens at significant risk. SBC and a coalition of allies collaborated for months to avert this outcome. 

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Meet the Newest Safer Buildings Coalition Members

Posted on April 29, 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: Cablelytics, LLCMiller Electric, Motive Infrastructure Solutions, Pierson Wireless and Pinnacle Wireless, A Division of ESS, Inc.

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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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