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Setting the Table for 2019 and Beyond -
Safer Buildings Coalition Strategic Planning Offsite

Chief Alan Perdue AHJ Training

Posted on December 20, 2018.

Safer Buildings Coalition Leadership, aided by a SBC Member focus group, capped off two months of strategic planning with an offsite in Phoenix from December 3-5. Read more about the key initiatives for 2019 and beyond.


SBC Work Group Updates - December 2018 

ALSO: WHY SHOULD I DO THIS? - Five Benefits of Participating in a Work Group


Posted on December 20, 2018.
Work Groups are the Vehicles for SBC Member Action - AND WE ARE GRATEFUL!

The work efforts of the Safer Buildings Coalition were significantly amplified in 2018 by the efforts of our Work Group Volunteers.


Federal Commission on School Safety Report: Communication problems impede law enforcement during all tragedies

School Safety Report

Posted on December 20, 2018.
Radios or phones that do not receive signals inside school buildings cited as a serious gap.

"These may include outdated or insufficient communications equipment (e.g., radios or phones that do not receive signals inside school buildings), lack of training on existing communications equipment or protocols, and a lack of interoperability between the communications equipment possessed by first responder organizations and the school." p. 144


From the President of the SBC Board
Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019

Jeff Hipchen

Posted on December 20, 2018.
Jeff Hipchen, President, Board of Directors

As we approach the end of the year I wanted to share some thoughts looking back on this past year and some of the exciting things planned for the upcoming one. 


2019 Event Planning Guide -
Safer Buildings Coalition Seminars and Events Info

Chief Alan Perdue AHJ Training

Posted on December 20, 2018.

Safer Buildings Coalition is gearing up for the 2019 Event Season - get more details here.


From the Chief's Corner: Government Relations/Public Policy – The Time is Now...

Chief Alan Perdue AHJ Training

Posted on December 20, 2018.
Chief Alan W. Perdue (Ret). SBC Executive Director

It would be easy to overlook the vital role all levels of government can have on our industry.  But government actually has significant impact on public safety and our mission at the Coalition. CALL FOR WORK GROUP VOLUNTEERS!


Safer Buildings Hires New Content Manager

Mikkel SchultsPosted on December 20, 2018.
Taking our Content Game to the Next Level

The Safer Buildings Coalition is pleased to announce the hiring of a Content Manager, Mikkel Schultz, effective January 7, 2019. 



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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ADRF Joins the Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on October 11, 2017. 


ADRF Joins the Safer Buildings Coalition With Comprehensive Suite of Connectivity Solutions for First Responders

ADRF commits to enhancing first responders’ public safety coverage by setting the standard for in-building communication and further advancing reliable systems  

Burbank, Calif., April 05, 2018 -- Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. (ADRF), the largest pure-play in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS) provider for public safety and commercial radio frequencies, today announced the company has joined the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to public safety communication. SBC works to advance policies and technologies that ensure reliable in-building connectivity and bring awareness of enhanced solutions to the public and first responders alike. ADRF will offer its comprehensive portfolio of public safety communications equipment, supporting VHF and UHF, and 700/800 MHz to SBC members.

“By teaming up with other industry leaders and providing our public safety solutions, we will advance SBC’s mission to make telecommunications in buildings more dependable and holistic,” said Julie Song, President of ADRF. “Our solution set meets the needs of SBC members looking to increase safety through improved communications.”

“SBC welcomes ADRF and the team’s extensive wireless industry expertise and relationships they add to our organization,” said Alan Perdue, SBC Executive Director. “Enhancing in-building wireless coverage, capacity, and reliability is our main priority and we look forward to working with ADRF to achieve it.” To learn more about ADRF, visit

About ADRF Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. ("ADRF") is the leading provider of in-building wireless solutions that ensure reliable connectivity in venues of any size, shape, and location. Established in 1999 in Burbank, CA, ADRF prides itself on having a customer-centric focus, designing solutions that meet each customer's unique needs, while providing a pathway to scale for the future. Today, we serve some of the world's leading enterprises, system integrators, public safety entities, neutral host operators, and wireless service providers. ADRF's product portfolio of in-building wireless solutions includes Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), repeaters, antennas and passive components. ADRF is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE), has achieved TL 9000 and ISO 9001 certifications and is a member of the HetNet Forum,, DASPedia, Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association, Safer Buildings Coalition, and Forbes Technology Council. For more information, please visit

About Safer Buildings Coalition Safer Buildings Coalition aims to ensure that First Responders (Fire, Law Enforcement and EMS) can use state-of-the-art voice and data communications to communicate with one another inside buildings as well as to and from their Command Centers outside buildings during an event. The shared vision among its members, which includes leading companies and organizations within the wireless and public safety industries, is to create safer buildings that possess advanced indoor public communications systems.

Please visit our website at All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CBRE Joins the Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on October 10, 2017. 

CBRE Joins the Safer Buildings Coalition to Advance the Mission of Making Buildings Safer through Technology CBRE and the Safer Buildings Coalition are committed to advancing in-building public safety technologies that ensure the safest and most effective Commercial Real Estate environments.



Posted on September 7, 2017.

Safer Buildings Coalition Hosting In-Building Public Safety Code Seminar in San Mateo, CA - Monday, Oct 16 SBC Members Graybar, RF Connect, RF Industries, and SOLiD take the initiative to bring Fire Code training to the Bay Area September 7, 2017— Led by industry expert Chief Alan Perdue

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