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In-Building Communications When you Need it Most

July 25, 2019

Safer Buildings and Center for Campus Fire Safety Collaborate on Special Event

Justin Daniels & Mark Reynolds

Posted on July 24, 2019
Justin Daniels & Mark Reynolds to headline Univ. of New Mexico event on Aug. 12th

On August 12th, the University of Mexico will be hosting a special pilot version of our regular Safer Buildings Coalition’s In-Building Public Safety Seminar Series.

This event will feature a keynote by Justin Daniels, President of the Center for Campus Fire Safety, which is an SBC member and one of our key thought partners. Justin is also Fire Marshall at the University of Oklahoma. Mark Reynolds, Associate Director Core IT Voice Services at the University of New Mexico, will also present at this event.


Broward County BDA Committee Announces Next Meeting

Broward County

Posted on July 24, 2019
Event scheduled for July 29th

The Broward County BDA Committee, under the Broward County Board of Rules & Appeals, has scheduled its next meeting for Monday, July 29th at 1:30pm EDT.

The meeting will cover the latest concerning Bi-Directional Amplifiers.


From the Chief’s Corner: Public Safety Grid Testing: What’s in a Grid…

Chief Alan Perdue

Posted on July 24, 2019

In recent conversations with Safer Buildings Coalition members, the topic of grid testing, and more specifically the interpretation of what size the grid should be, has come up. So, this month I will try to shed some light on this important issue as it relates to public safety in-building communications systems. 

The answers can be found in the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1221;  specifically, in sections 11.3.9 and, as well as Annex A. 


Be Heard!

Be Heard!

Posted on July 24, 2019
Call for content for upcoming SBC newsletters

Safer Buildings is seeking educational (i.e., not sales pitch) content to include in our upcoming newsletters. These articles are also featured in individual webpage “articles” that remain online and are directly addressable with their own URL, making sharing on social media and emails very simple.


Safer Buildings Coalition Hires Association Manager

Katina Madianos-Fiore

Posted on July 24, 2019
Katina Madianos-Fiore will focus on onboarding new members and overseeing membership to ensure continual satisfaction and growth

The Safer Buildings Coalition is very happy to announce the latest addition to the team – our new Association Manager, Katina Madianos-Fiore.

In her role as Association Manager, Katina is responsible for onboarding new members and overseeing membership to ensure continual satisfaction and growth. Working collaboratively with SBC leaders, Katina will provide operational and strategic input to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the output of the organization. Her goal is to build a strong, involved and cooperative member base that works together successfully to further the SBC mission. 


Making Cities Smarter & Safer 

Pete Murray - Dense Networks

Posted on July 24, 2019
Catching up with Pete Murray, of Dense Networks

Dense Networks – a valued member of the Safer Buildings Coalition – is currently running a series of events called Getting To Smart - Connected Cities Tour, which feature industry leaders and other bright minds, including SBC Managing Director John Foley.

We had a chance to catch up with Dense Networks’ Executive Director Pete Murray during the recent In-Building Wireless Congress to discuss Dense Networks, “smart” cities, and how Dense and Safer Buildings Coalition can work together to improve public safety and the public’s safety.


Safer Buildings Coalition, Microlab & Predictive Host Successful Webinar

Tom McCabe & Eric Carey

Posted on July 24, 2019
Watch or re-watch this exciting event

On July 16th, Safer Buildings Coalition, Microlab and Predictive Technologies hosted the latest installment in our Webinar series: Monitoring Requirements for In-Buildings ERRCS.

This seminar focused on the monitoring of Emergency Responder Radio Communications System (ERRCS) and the benefits of assuring that all components of the system (both Active and Passive) are continuously monitored for correct operation. The webinar featured presentations by Thomas McCabe of Microlab and Eric Carey of Predictive.


Impressions from the In-Building Wireless Congress in Vegas

IBWC Picture Gallery

Posted on July 24, 2019
The Safer Buildings Coalition presented an engaging two-day program

The 2019 In-Building Wireless Congress (IBW) descended on Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas June 10-12, and the Safer Buildings Coalition participated in this great event as both an exhibitor and a content partner. We were proud to present a very strong two-day program, which brought together some of the brightest minds of the industry and fostered engaging presentations, spirited panel discussions and audience Q&A. 


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