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Safer Buildings Coalition & National Association of State Fire Marshals Develop Study Guide for New Credentialing Program

Posted on December 21, 2020
By Mikkel P. Schultz, Senior Editor, Safer Buildings Coalition

You’ve heard Safer Buildings Coalition talk about it over the last several months, and now the SBC-NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering) In-Building Public Safety Communications Certification Program is almost here – and with it: A comprehensive Study Guide and Reference. SBC is working with the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to develop the study guide and drive adoption of the certification program. Once implemented, jurisdictions will require NICET Certification, and this book will help interested parties prepare for and pass the test.

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Meet the Early Advertisers & Sponsors of the SBC-NICET Program Study Guide

Commdex SBC

Posted on December 21, 2020

The Safer Buildings Coalition is offering very limited sponsorship opportunities for the Safer Buildings Coalition Reference and Study Guide for the NICET In-Building Public Safety Communications (IB_PSC) Certification. We are delighted to introduce to you two of the first organizations to take advantage of this opportunity to be part of something genuinely important for the industry: Commdex and SmartRF Engineering.

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Making a Difference: The T.A.T.E. Initiative – Telecommunications Against Trafficking and Exploitation

Kenny Blakeslee

Posted on December 21, 2020

The fight against human trafficking is a noble and ongoing effort (link to 3SGF article), with 3Strands Global Foundation leading the battle. One of the notable initiatives to combat human trafficking is T.A.T.E. – Telecommunications Against Trafficking and Exploitation. Spearheaded by Kenny Blakeslee, President/CEO, Apex Site Solutions and Pulse Signal & and Co-Chair of the Safer Buildings Coalition Advancement Committee, and 3Strands Global Foundation, the T.A.T.E. initiative will make human trafficking awareness training available across the industry – at no cost. Kenny Blakeslee explains how T.A.T.E. came to be and how the initiative is an opportunity for the telecommunications industry to help make a difference in the quest to identify and end human trafficking. 

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Now Available: Updated Versions of Safer Buildings Coalition Code Reference Cards & Official Logos

SBC Content Download

Posted on December 21, 2020

We have updated the SBC Content Download page to include the latest versions of our Code Reference Cards & SBC logos.

Our popular Safer Buildings Coalition Code Reference Cards, which cover IFC & NFPA, have been updated to match the current SBC brand colors. 

New SBC logos, both teal and all-white, are also available, featuring the trademarked SBC tagline Feel Safe Inside®.

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Safer Buildings Coalition Introduces New Individual Consultant Membership Tier

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Posted on December 21, 2020

We are very pleased to announce that the Safer Buildings Coalition has created a new membership tier: Individual Consultant.

Here are all the details about Safer Buildings Coalition membership as an Individual Consultant.

Why did we create this new tier?
We recognized that sole / individual consultants have different business needs than small businesses with staff. We created a scaled-down member tier that allowed us to right-size the membership benefits and  reduce costs for these individuals.

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Safer Buildings Coalition WORK GROUP ROUNDUP - December 2020 

Please watch this month's video updates from the Chairs of the Safer Buildings Coalition’s five work groups on their group’s activities, achievements and needs.

Click on the links or images to watch the video messages below:

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No Noise! Safer Buildings Coalition Affirms FCC Rules for Signal Boosters - Issues Call to Action

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Posted on December 21, 2020
SBC calls for a cross-functional effort to address public safety radio interference

ROSEBURG, Ore.Dec. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Safer Buildings Coalition ("SBC" – www.saferbuildings.org), an independent non-profit organization focused on eliminating in-building "Wireless Dead Zones", calls 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". 

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Seth Buechley: Seven Essentials for a Successful Business Alliance 

Seth Buechley

Posted on November 24, 2020

Safer Buildings Coalition Founder Seth Buechley explains the importance of strategic alliances, and offers Seven Essentials for pursuing and creating a successful alliance out in the marketplace.

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From the Chief’s Corner: Let’s Talk Turkey...

Chief Perdue Thanksgiving

Posted on November 24, 2020

With Thanksgiving upon us, I decided to let the upcoming holiday inspire this month’s column… So, let’s talk turkey! I’m sure many of you have either heard or used the phrase at one time of another. But have you ever thought about its origin or real meaning?

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A Message From the President: How SBC’s Three Pillars Can Help You Grow Your Business

Eric Toenjes

Posted on November 24, 2020

In this month’s message from the Safer Buildings Coalition President, Eric Toenjes, Graybar, discusses SBC's Three Pillars Of In-Building Public Safety Communications, and how they can help you grow your business.

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Doing Well While Doing Good – Meet 3Strands Global Foundation

3Strands Global Foundation

Posted on November 24, 2020

Led by Laurie Caruso, CEO of Safe-Fi Technologies and Chair of the Community Affairs work group, Safer Buildings Coalition works closely with a number of organizations across the country to raise awareness about important causes and further the Safer Buildings Coalition mission. One of these organizations is 3Strands Global Foundation (3SGF) with which SBC works to combat human trafficking.

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