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From the Chief’s Corner: One and Done, But Not When Public Safety Is Involved...

Chief Alan Perdue

Posted on September 19, 2019

Many of you have heard the common term "One and Done" used in everyday life. But have you ever thought about its origin? “One and done” became a popular term when the National Basketball Association introduced a new controversial draft rule in 2006. The rule stated that recruits needed to be 19 years old by the end of the draft year and one year removed from their high school graduation before they were eligible to participate. The effect was that high school players who might have gone directly into professional play instead spent a single year playing at the collegiate level; they were not interested in a collegiate career. They would basically play one year of college and then be done with their college play.

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New Safer Buildings Coalition Board Is Ready to Get to Work

Safer Buildings Coalition Elects New Board

Posted on September 19, 2019
2019 Election sees Eric Toenjes & Dennis Burns join the Board, Kevin Persing moves to At-Large role

With the 2019 Safer Buildings Board of Directors Election in the books, our new board is in place. New members Eric Toenjes, Graybar and Dennis Burns, ADRF join the board as, respectively, the Coalition's next Vice President and Secretary. Kevin Persing, Cobham Wireless, who was serving as Board Secretary, will take on the role of At-Large board member during the next cycle.

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The Safer Buildings Coalition Submits its Comments to the FCC

Broward County

Posted on September 19, 2019
Filing is part of our organization’s important work on behalf of our members. 

The Safer Buildings Coalition, on August 30th submitted its comments on FCC Proceeding: Improving Competitive Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments Docket 17-142.

Please see our filing here: Improving Competitive Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments Docket 17-142

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SAFER BUILDINGS COALITION SPEAKER'S CORNER – A City Full of Heroes

Lisa Jardine

Posted on September 19, 2019
By Lisa Jardine

Director Of Communications at RF Solutions LLC

Although my title at RF Solutions is Director of Communications, I would prefer it was Chief Story Teller. I love a good story; I think most people do. Before this job, my writing experience focused on travel, culture, and global adventures. So, when an opportunity to work for a firm that installed in-building wireless solutions came about, I made sure there was a story to tell. And, after digging a little deeper, I found there were many. 

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: G-Way Solutions Joins the Safer Building Coalition

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Posted on September 19, 2019
One of the newest members of the Safer Buildings Coalition is G-Way Solutions (or G-Wave), of South Hackensack, NJ.

G-Way Solutions is a manufacturer and engineering house for telecommunication components and systems for both military and commercial applications. G-Wave Solutions -- the commercial division of G-Way – provides high-performance, high-reliability in-building and outdoor signal enhancement solutions with a focus on two-way radio applications, specializing in Public Safety deployments. From bi-directional amplifiers, fiber DAS solutions, a library of thousands of filtering solutions and in-building design support, G-Wave’s product line and commitment to providing professional services cover all scenarios in the market. G-Wave’s expertise is on a full system level, enabling the highly experienced in-house team to tackle any coverage issues that may arise, with a full range of products at its disposal.

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Broward County Board of Rules & Appeals Discusses Proposed Guidelines at BDA Committee Meeting

Broward County

Posted on September 19, 2019
Chief Perdue represented SBC and its members at this important meeting 

The Safer Buildings Coalition, along with several of our member organizations, attended the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals BDA Committee meeting yesterday, September 17th in Plantation, FL. Representatives of the local Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) were also in attendance. Chairman Rice took the group through version 1 of their proposed Radio Communications Enhancement System (RCES) Guidelines.

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CCFS Announces a Special 3-Hour Safer Buildings Coalition Program at the 2019 Campus Fire Forum

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Posted on September 19, 2019
Atlanta is the venue for this year’s Forum 

The 2019 Edition of the Center For Campus Fire Safety's Campus Fire Forum will take place in Atlanta, GA Nov. 11-15.

The exciting program includes a 3 Hour Morning Training Class with the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC). The program will be similar to the special event CCFS, University of New Mexico and the Safer Buildings Coalition co-sponsored in August.

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Broward County BDA Committee Meeting on Tuesday, Sept 17th

Broward County

Posted on September 11, 2019
Committee seeks feedback from the public 

The BDA Committee under the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals will have its next meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at 1:30pm

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Safer Buildings Coalition Elects New Board

Safer Buildings Coalition Elects New Board

Posted on August 27, 2019
Eric Toenjes, Graybar & Dennis Burns, ADRF join the Board; Kevin Persing moves to At-Large role

The 2019 Election for the Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors has concluded, and we are pleased to announce that Graybar’s Eric Toenjes was elected as the new SBC Vice President, while Dennis Burns, of ADRF, will be the Coalition’s next Secretary. Kevin Persing, Cobham Wireless, who has been serving as Board Secretary, will take on the role of At-Large board member next. Current SBC Vice President, Patrick Lau, Comba, becomes President.

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CCFS’ Chief Justin Daniels Headlines Special SBC Event in New Mexico

Justin Daniels

Posted on August 21, 2019
UNM event was a pilot for series of special seminars

The University of New Mexico, on Monday, August 12th, hosted a very special installment in the Safer Buildings Coalition In-Building Public Safety Seminar series.

A special Higher-Ed focused version of our regular seminars, this event was a collaboration between the Safer Buildings Coalition, the Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) and the University of New Mexico. The New Mexico seminar served as a pilot for a planned series of similar higher-ed focused events around the country that would include the Coalition and the Center for Campus Fire Safety.

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Broward County BDA Committee Chair Presents Draft ERRCS Specifications at 7/29 Meeting

Broward County

Posted on August 21, 2019
Follow-up meeting scheduled for Sept. 17th 

The Broward County BDA Committee held its latest meeting on July 29th in Plantation Florida, in front of a packed room. 

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