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FirstNet, Built with AT&T Collaborates with Safer Buildings Coalition at IWCE, Joins the Coalition

FirstNet, Built with AT&T

Multiple speaking sessions at IWCE to highlight how collaboration is further strengthening public safety’s network infrastructure

March 8, 2022 – Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) – the nation’s leading industry advocacy group focused on advancing policies, ideas and technologies that ensure effective in-building communications capabilities for public safety personnel and the people they serve – is joining the FirstNet® team at AT&T during the 2022 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas to give attendees an inside look at how their collaboration is furthering public safety’s network.

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From the Chief’s Corner: Does ERCES Secondary Power Source Require a Dedicated Branch Circuit?

Chief Alan Perdue

Chief Alan Perdue (Ret.), CFO, FM,
Executive Director – Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on February 24, 2022

This question was sent to us by a member who told us the AHJ on their project was requiring separate dedicated branch circuits for ERCES Primary and Secondary power sources.

Before I give you our interpretation, make a mental note of your gut reaction to this real-world question.

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Register Now! SBC Annual Member’s Reception, Dinner & Meeting 2022  

the Safer Buildings Coalition Annual Reception, Dinner & Meeting

SBC Annual Member’s Event Returns @ IWCE Monday, March 21st from 5PM to 9PM
Posted on February 24, 2022

The 2022 Edition of IWCE — the International Wireless Communications Expo — is around the corner, and the Safer Buildings Coalition will be back in Vegas March 21st - 24th. We’ll have a great program that includes the Safer Buildings Coalition Annual Reception, Dinner & Meeting on March 21st from 5PM to 9PM, as well as lectures, panel discussions, social gatherings -- and a whole new look to our booth on the expo floor! Check out what we have in store this year.

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Codes and Standards Work Group February 2022 Update

Chief Alan Perdue

Posted on February 24, 2022

This month, the Safer Buildings Coalition Codes & Standards Work Group provided input on multiple code issues, and stood up several subcommittees to document and define problems in order to suggest solutions to the larger workgroup for input and recommendation to SBC leadership. 

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Government Affairs Work Group February 2022 Update

Chief Alan Perdue

Posted on February 24, 2021

The Safer Buildings Coalition Government Affairs Work Group met on Thursday, February 17th 2022. Updates were given on several issues, in addition to updates Safer Buildings Coalition leadership team, and the introduction of new members Mark Crosby of EWA. During the January meeting it was also reported that SBC submitted an official public comment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that recommends numerous steps that will enable greater public safety use of the 4.9 GHz band, including leveraging this band for improved and expanded in-building wireless coverage for public safety, while protecting public safety communications from harmful interference.

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Meet the Newest Safer Buildings Coalition Members - February 2022

Posted on February 24, 2022Meet the Newest members

The Safer Buildings Coalition continues to grow. We now have more than 150 member organizations across several categories. We value each and every member, and it's our pleasure to introduce you to a few of the latest additions to our member base: CBN Solutions Group, Inc, HD and Associates LLC, Industrial Communications, and RF DAS Systems, Inc.

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SAVE THE DATE! SBC Annual Member’s Reception, Dinner & Meeting 2022  

the Safer Buildings Coalition Annual Reception, Dinner & Meeting

SBC Annual Member’s Event Returns @ IWCE in March
Updated on February 24, 2022

The 2022 Edition of IWCE — the International Wireless Communications Expo — is around the corner, and the Safer Buildings Coalition will be back in Vegas March 21st - 24th. We’ll have a great program that includes the Safer Buildings Coalition Annual Reception, Dinner & Meeting on March 21st from 5PM to 9PM, as well as lectures, panel discussions, social gatherings -- and a whole new look to our booth on the expo floor! Check out what we have in store this year.

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2022 Seminar Update and Calendar

Seminar Schedule Flyer

Posted on February 24, 2021

Safer Buildings Coalition is back on the road all year long in 2022. In fact, we’ve already held five seminars in five different states!  Hosted by SBC leadership, with subject experts from our sponsor members, our interactive seminars are based on model codes regarding in-building public safety communications systems.

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From the Chief’s Corner: Thoughts in the Wake of Recent Tragedies…

Fireman

Chief Alan Perdue (Ret.), CFO, FM,
Executive Director – Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on January 28, 2022

Over the past several weeks there have been numerous headlines related to different tragedies across the United States. From significant fires and building collapses resulting in loss of life of both public and firefighters in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Florida, to law enforcement officers being gunned down while on and off the job. While we do not have all the final investigation reports on some of these current events yet, what we do know from experience is that the perception of something in one’s mind - let’s call that attitude - can impact the way one views and forms opinions about a particular issue. That attitude can then lead one to take action, or a lack thereof, that can impact both theirs and someone else’s life. Sounds confusing right? Not really, I’ll try to explain from a former fire chief’s point of view.

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Meet the Newest Safer Buildings Coalition Members - January 2022

Posted on January 28, 2022Meet the Newest members

The Safer Buildings Coalition continues to grow. We now have more than 150 member organizations across several categories. We value each and every member, and it's our pleasure to introduce you to a few of the latest additions to our member base: Advanced Wireless Communications, Alive Telecom, and FirstNet Built with AT&T.

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Advancement Work Group January 2022 Update

Ray Hild

Posted on January 28, 2022

The Advancement Work Group is in the process of our annual evaluation of our objectives and adjusting as needed for 2022. Our prime directive is to attract new members, advocate for the existing ones and bring measurable value to our existing membership base.  

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