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SBC Community Affairs “Forces for Good Spotlight”: Operation Gratitude Shows Love to the NYPD

Spotlight

Posted on January 27, 2021
New SBC feature gives an important voice to our members

The Safer Buildings Coalition Community Affairs Work Group this month begins a new program to recognize noble causes – brought to our attention by an SBC Member. Our program is dubbed “Forces for Good Spotlight.”

In our very first Forces for Good Spotlight, the SBC Community Affairs Work Group has selected Operation Gratitude, as suggested by SBC Managing Director John Foley.

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Meet the Newest Safer Buildings Coalition Members

SBC Newest Members 2021

Posted on January 27, 2021

The Safer Buildings Coalition continues to grow. We now have more than 140 members 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: ECD Systems, Fire Science Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, OnAir Solutions, SYM Technology & Whoop Wireless.

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Remembering January 23, 2005

January 23, 2005

Posted on January 27, 2021
By Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), Executive Director, Safer Buildings Coalition

During many of my presentations across the country, I play an audio clip from a horrific fire that took place on this date 16 years ago. I do this to highlight how important in-building emergency responder communications are for public safety.

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Update: SBC No Noise Task Force

Update: SBC No Noise Task Force

Posted on January 27, 2021

On December 21, the Safer Buildings Coalition rolled out our "No Noise" Call to Action and Position Paper. www.saferbuildings.org/no-noise.

The goal of the Task Force is to focus on the problem of harmful interference caused by improperly deployed Signal Boosters. The scope of the Task Force is to address the past, present, and future of public safety in-building communications.

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Safer Buildings Coalition WORK GROUP ROUNDUP - January 2021 

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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SBC - No Noise Call to Action

Safer Buildings Coalition Issues "No Noise" Call to Action and Position Paper

Posted on December 21, 2020

The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) is calling 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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From the Chief’s Corner: Christmas, Teamwork & the ERCES...

Chief Perdue Christmas

Posted on December 21, 2020

As we near Christmas Day, I started reflecting on several traditions of the season and how they might relate to some of the work we are doing at the Coalition. As I thought more and more about what to write about, the concept of teamwork continued to prevail. So, what does teamwork have to do with Christmas, or for that matter an Emergency Responder Communications Enhancement Systems (ERCES)?

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Tessco-SBC Public Safety DAS Event Series

EVENT ALERT: Join us for the final installment in the Tessco-SBC Public Safety DAS Event Series

Posted on December 21, 2020

Tessco and the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) have joined forces for a series of virtual, regional events on public safety DAS. 

The final installment, which covers the Central US region, goes down January 5 & 6.

Registration is now open for the event, so why not kick off the new year in the company of experts from Tessco, SBC, and industry-leading suppliers? Attendees are treated to an insightful event full of panel discussions and presentations focusing on the best practices for COVID-19 safety, streamlining public safety deployments, trends in the marketplace, RF best practices, local code requirements for public safety DAS solutions, and much more!

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Safer Buildings Coalition Supports 3Strands Global Foundation's Fight Against Human Trafficking

3Strands Global Foundation

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

It is an underreported and often misunderstood crime, but human trafficking is a very real problem with victims across the world. In the US alone, the federal government filed 145 new human trafficking cases in 2019, adding up to 606 active federal human trafficking cases, including both sex and forced labor trafficking. More than half of the human trafficking victims in 2019 were children. 3Strands Global Foundation (3SGF), which we profiled in last month’s Safer Buildings Coalition newsletter, is on the forefront of the battle against these horrific crimes. 

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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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