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

The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) is calling for the immediate convening of a task force to address public safety radio interference caused by the improper use of "Signal Boosters" commonly deployed to remediate poor in-building public safety and commercial wireless coverage. The details of this call to action are documented in a position paper entitled “No Noise.”

Download the No Noise Position Paper here: 




The Task Force will feature an Executive Steering Committee, supported by Working Groups. It will be Chaired by Chief Alan Perdue of the Safer Buildings Coalition.

The Steering Committee will provide guidance and oversight to the Work Groups.

The following industry veterans have already accepted positions on the Steering Committee. 

  • Michelle Geddes - Chief Information Officer at City of San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
  • Chief Alan Perdue [SBC Lead] – Executive Director, Safer Buildings Coalition
  • Chief Michael O'Brian - Director, Fire & Life Safety Section for the IAFC, and Fire Chief with Brighton Area Fire Authority (MI)
  • Andy Seybold – Noted thought leader in the public safety comms space. 
  • Richard Roberts - Senior Industry Affairs Manager - Honeywell
  • Michael Baltrotsky - Assistant Chief, Technology Section Chief at Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service
  • Don Root – NPSTC  Spectrum Management Committee Chair
  • Mark Crosby - President/CEO at Enterprise Wireless Alliance
  • Tom Presnak – Underwriters Laboratory
  • Kenny Blakeslee – President & CEO Pulse Signal Solutions / Apex Site Solutions
  • John Foley – Managing Director, Safer Buildings Coalition

The Task Force  received 75 additional volunteers. Thank you! Task Force Volunteer Registration is now closed!