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IWCE's Urgent Communications z-all

IWCE’s Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry, delivering real-world, practical information needed by dealers, private radio and wireless systems operators and large volume commercial, industrial and public safety communications end-users.

Florida Statutes FL Florida Statutes —a permanent collection of state laws organized by subject area into a code made up of titles, chapters, parts, and sections. The Florida Statutes are updated annually by laws that create, amend, transfer, or repeal statutory material.
Washington DC Requirements DC OUC’s Public Safety In-building Radio Systems Requirements
Campus: The National Center for Campus Public Safety z-all The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) exists to support campus officials in creating safer and stronger campus communities. We are a government-funded centralized clearinghouse for the many resources available and initiatives being undertaken nationwide. The relationships we develop with our peers in higher education are invaluable to achieving our mission. We collaborate with campus safety, law enforcement, and emergency management professionals; administrators; students; advocacy organizations; community leaders; professional associations; federal agencies; and others who work tirelessly to support safer campuses.
Recommendations of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force School Safety Working Group IL 13 initial recommendations designed to help make Illinois schools even safer. In light of the tragic shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as well as other threats and acts of school violence, the working group has initially focused narrowly on the active shooter threat. The School Safety Working Group is composed of local law enforcement professionals, Illinois State Police, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, representatives of campus emergency management, campus police, the school resource officers association and representatives of statewide school associations. Brief bios of the members of the School Safety Working Group are included at the end of this report. There is no single answer to achieving school safety, and no individual has all of the answers, but the bios illustrate the experience and subject-matter expertise that has gone into this report.
Radio Reference z-all RadioReference.com is the world's largest radio communications data provider, featuring a complete frequency database, trunked radio system information, and FCC license data. RadioReference is also the largest broadcaster of public safety live audio communications feeds, hosting thousands of live audio broadcasts of Police, Fire, EMS, Railroad, and aircraft communications.

L.A. County Regulation

CA

The policy outlines guidelines for emergency responder radio coverage systems in Los Angeles County, covering their design, installation, operation, and maintenance. It also addresses the Department's procedures for evaluating the need for these systems, as well as the subsequent plan review, inspection, and permitting processes.

L.A. ICI System Model Regulation

CA

The purpose of the LA ICI System Model Regulation is to establish a consistent standard for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of Emergency Responder Radio Communications Systems (ERRCS).

Orange County, CA Fire Authority CA The Planning and Development Services section of the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) interacts with developers, architects, and engineers to meet fire protection and life-safety requirements for buildings and developments constructed in the jurisdictions served by OCFA by evaluating these projects through the plan review and inspection process.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department Technology Division CA

BDA ‐ Implementation Guidelines & Support

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Communications and Technology Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Countywide Coordinated Communications System (CCCS) 800MHz Simulcast P‐25 trunked radio system. As the license custodian, the department issues authorization for all radio transmitters communicating through this system in accordance with FCC regulation CFR 47 Part 90. This includes all In‐Building Emergency Responder Radio Communications Systems (e.g. ERRCS, ERCES or BDA systems).

Broward County, FL Code Appeals Web Page

FL

Broward County FL Code Appeals

The Board of Rules & Appeals first met on January 10, 1971. On March 9, 1976, the voters of Broward County recognized the need for a single autonomous agency to write, modify, and interpret a uniform body of building codes applicable throughout the County. The County Charter was amended, as proposed by the Charter Review Commission, to establish the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals as an arm of county government.

Broward County, FL

FL

Broward County Two-Way Radio Communications Enhancement Systems Guidelines.

Broward County, FL

FL

Regional Emergency Services and Communications Technology Division. Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement System (ERCES) Guidelines.

Anne Arundel County, MD In-Building Public Safety Radio Coverage Requirements

MD

Anne Arundel County, Maryland has adopted NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code,2013 Edition (NFPA72-2013) as its Fire Alarm Code and the International Building Code, 2015 Version (IBC 2015) as its Building Code. NFPA72-2013 Chapter 24 includes requirements for “Two-Way Radio Communications Enhancement Systems” and the IBC 2015 section 915 provides Emergency Responder Radio Coverage requirements.

OH Retreansmission Authorization

State of Ohio MARCS Program Office Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) Policy

OH

This policy outlines requirements and procedures to be followed to install and use a BDA to amplify frequencies used on the State of Ohio MARCS system. It refers to FCC rules, and the Ohio Fire Code. Any customer or vendor installing a BDA on the MARCS system should also refer to the FCC rules, Fire Codes, and local building codes to ensure compliance.

NTIA Report:

In-Building Radio Enhancement
Systems for Public Safety

z-all 2011: NTIA Technical Report TR-11-480

Keywords: Bi-directional amplifiers; building attenuation; distributed antenna system; inbuilding radio enhancement system; land mobile radio; link budget; public safety radio; radio-wave propagation

Selecting an in-building vendor z-all How does one choose the right installer for an In-Building Public Safety Radio Project? Article from Connected Real Estate 2/15/2018
Elk Grove City, CA CA ORDINANCE NO. 28-2010 - Including 17.04.110 Public Safety 800Mhz Radio Building Amplification System.
Communications on Future High Rises Radio Wave Study NY Field consultant (Altech Electronics) is strongly recommending that all future high rises have a radio wave study performed during the design phase. They state the approximate cost at about $30,000. They also show on at least 360 Huguenot that $60,000 in core drilling would have been prevented if this was done up front and conduit had been placed during the pours.
City of Philadelphia Emergency Responder Radio Coverage System PA An Emergency Responder Radio Coverage System (ERRCS) is required in accordance with the direction set forth by the Philadelphia Fire Department and Department of Licenses and Inspections in Code Bulletin F-1602.
White Paper:

Improving In-building Radio Communications
for First Responders

z-all

White Paper: Improving In-building Radio Communications
for First Responders - July 2018

Table of Contents

  • Preface.
  • Executive Summary 3
  • Discussion
  • Policy for the Use of 700 Mhz Spectrum for Public Safety Applications
  • Challenges With Emergency Radio Signal Coverage Inside New or Large Dense Buildings
  • Achieving Acceptable Radio Coverage Inside Buildings
  • Additional Comments Regarding BBD vs Vehicle Repeaters
  • Existing Bylaws: Case Study, History and Purpose
  • Work Flow for Municipalities to Facilitate BDA Installation
  • General Physical Requirements for a BDA System
  • Installation, Testing and Final Permitting
  • Conclusion
  • Author Biographical Information
  • Appendix A – Sample Bylaw
  • Appendix B – Description Of BDA/DAS Components
FEMA -

U.S. Fire Administration
Voice Radio
Communications Guide
for the Fire Service

z-all

The fire service operates in unique and
challenging environments. The fire service
recognizes the significance and importance of
radio communications. The radio is the lifeline
for firefighters in trouble. Use of the mayday term
signifies the importance of the radio by using an
internationally recognized term when in distress

Firefighters and Asbestos Exposure z-all

Asbestos.com

Firefighters face uniquely extreme asbestos exposure risks, and as a result, they suffer an elevated rate of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. Many organizations support firefighters with occupational cancer and work to prevent toxic exposure in the future.
View the Firefighters and Asbestos Exposure Guide

City of Pheonix, AZ AZ

Explanatory Policy – Emergency Responder Radio Coverage

Long Beach ERRC Requirements CA

2022 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE, SECTION 510

This policy shall apply to all buildings in the City of Long Beach, excepted as those noted below. The California Fire Code (CFC), Section 510 requires that all buildings be provided with radio enhancement systems designed to provide radio coverage in all areas of buildings where signal strength does not meet the minimum criteria due to building construction and/or location.

Rules and Regulations for the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards GA

RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE SAFETY FIRE COMMISSIONER

CHAPTER 120-3-3

STATE MINIMUM FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS

Section: 120-3-3-.04 (176) Adoption of NFPA 1225 2022 Edition

PSERN Rebroadcast Agreement WA The Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network (PSERN) Rebroadcast Agreement Contact/DAS Information