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Pursuing the SBC Mission — A Message From Your New Board President — David Adams

By David Adams, Director of Business Development, PCTEL

David Adams headshot

 Posted on September 27, 2023

Greetings, Safer Buildings Coalition members.

David Adams here - your new Safer Buildings Coalition President of the Board of Directors. I am eager to continue the work of previous Boards, and as we pursue our mission of solving for in-building wireless "dead zones,” I aim to focus on growing the following areas.




Georgia Adopts NFPA 1225

Georgia Rules

Posted on September 27, 2023

The State of Georgia, as per the latest version off the 120-3-3 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE STATE MINIMUM FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS, has now adopted NFPA 1225.

See the official note here:

We have also added this to the Useful Links page on the SBC website.




"I Am Filled With Pride" - A Message From Your Outgoing SBC Board President — Prince Niyyar

By Prince Niyyar, CEO, Commdex

Prince Niyyar headshot


Posted on September 26, 2023

Dear Safer Buildings Coalition Members,

As my term as President of the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) Board comes to an end, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for entrusting me with this responsibility. I also want to extend a warm welcome to our incoming President, David Adams. While my term as President has come to an end, my dedication to the success of SBC remains steadfast, and I am excited about the future of our organization.




"They can't hear us" - A Special Report From SBC's Philadelphia Seminar 

By Mikkel Schultz, Content Manager, Safer Buildings Coalition

Philly banner

Posted on September 26, 2023

As the 2023 SBC Seminar series enters the home stretch, we stopped in the Philly Metro area, specifically Conshohocken, PA. This is the closest we come to an SBC hometown so the three Philly-based SBC staff members, including our Managing Director John Foley, joined around 50 public safety and industry representatives at Conshohocken's Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus.



Complete ERCES Handbook: Give a book to an AHJ today! Sponsorship Program for SBC Members

Sponsor a Book

Posted on September 26, 2023 

SBC will be on hand at many Fire Marshal and Industry Events Giving Handbooks to Jurisdiction Staff (Event List Below)

Getting ERCES Handbooks into the hands of AHJs and Radio Systems Owners (Frequency License Holders) is a key initiative to:

  • Expand Enforcement
  • Have a more consistent interpretation of codes
  • Reduce misunderstandings
  • Serve as a shared guide that System Integrators can use in their conversations with jurisdictions


From the Chief’s Corner: Connecting the Dots…

Chief Alan Perdue

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

Posted on September 26, 2023

At the conclusion of a recent SBC training seminar an integrator that has attended several of our events came up to me to thank me. “Every time I come to one of these seminars,” he said, “I pick up another nugget of information that helps me have a better understanding of what I am really doing as it relates to ERCES.” After he left, I reflected on our conversation, and the concept of a common game many of us played as young kids came to mind.


Codes and Standards Work Group September 2023

Codes and Standards

Posted on September 26, 2023

Even though we’re technically “between cycles” for many for the codes and standards that impact the coalition, the work group remains busy. In addition, we continue to grow, adding two new members in September. The turnout for our summer virtual meetings has stayed surprisingly consistent with well over 20 active members making each of our monthly calls. Thanks goes out to all the volunteers to help make this possible.


2023 Board Election Wrap-Up – New Coalition Seated and Ready to Work for You!

Board Election

Posted on September 26, 2023

The 2023 election for the Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors is in the books -- and the '23-'24 Board is seated.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt thanks to every candidate and every member who voted. Your contributions are invaluable to our cause.

Without further ado, we are delighted to introduce to you: The Safer Buildings Coalition Leadership lineup.


SBC Town Hall Postponed

Town Hall

Posted on September 26, 2023

Last month, we announced our plan to host the inaugural SBC Town Hall on October 5th. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to postpone this event. A new date will be announced soon, so stay tuned for news on the Town Hall front. 




Everything Everywhere All at Once

MapPosted on September 26, 2023

Your SBC leadership is on the road again. In one epic stint, we will be attending FIVE events, in TWO countries, in ONE week. 

Check out our busy program...




2023 Results Are in – SBC Members Elect New Board Members

2022 Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors Election

Posted on Aug 24, 2022

The Safer Buildings Coalition 2023 Election for the Board of Directors is complete, and we are excited to seat our new Board of Directors. Congratulations to those elected!  


Elected this year:

  • Vice President: Ron Schachter, RF Solutions
  • Treasurer: Scott McClure, Alliance Corporation
  • Secretary: Shelley DePuy, TowerIQ
  • At-Large: John Thompson, Mobile Communications America (MCA)

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