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SBCB-092819

FCC Rules Require Express Consent for Operating ERRCS

FCC rules in 47 CFR § 90.219 - Use of Signal Boosters - are clear that only the FCC License Holder has the authority to permit rebroadcast of licensed public safety frequencies. Anyone who does not obtain express consent from the License Holder before activating or operating a public safety booster system is in violation of federal FCC rules.

This Code Bulletin provides the relevant sections of FCC rules and Fire Codes that address this important issue, along with recommended Best Practices.

SBCB-050419

BROWARD COUNTY CLARIFIES ITS POSITION ON UL 2524 FOR BDAS
In a memo, the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals states that UL 60950 listing is now an acceptable alternative to UL 2524. Consequently, Broward County AHJs may approve equipment listed to either UL Standard 60950 or UL 2524.

SBCB-111418

CLARK COUNTY, NV: MANDATED PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO COVERAGE
Clark County, NV recently sent a letter to “selected Resort High-Rise hotels” in Clark County (Las Vegas Area) requiring they perform public safety radio coverage testing and provide a written report to the Fire Chief’s office no later than January 1, 2019, and with plans to require that existing building have in-building public safety radio coverage by July 1, 2020.

SBCB-110818

FLORIDA FIRE CODE: EXISTING BUILDINGS TIMELINE
Florida has passed legislation giving High Rise and Apartment Buildings until 2022 and 2025 respectively to comply with the Florida Fire Prevention Code NFPA 1