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Broward County Board of Rules & Appeals Discusses Proposed Guidelines at BDA Committee Meeting

Broward County

Posted on September 19, 2019
Chief Perdue represented SBC and its members at this important meeting 

The Safer Buildings Coalition, along with several of our member organizations, attended the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals BDA Committee meeting yesterday, September 17th in Plantation, FL. Representatives of the local Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) were also in attendance. Chairman Rice took the group through version 1 of their proposed Radio Communications Enhancement System (RCES) Guidelines.

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CCFS Announces a Special 3-Hour Safer Buildings Coalition Program at the 2019 Campus Fire Forum

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Posted on September 19, 2019
Atlanta is the venue for this year’s Forum 

The 2019 Edition of the Center For Campus Fire Safety's Campus Fire Forum will take place in Atlanta, GA Nov. 11-15.

The exciting program includes a 3 Hour Morning Training Class with the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC). The program will be similar to the special event CCFS, University of New Mexico and the Safer Buildings Coalition co-sponsored in August.

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Broward County BDA Committee Meeting on Tuesday, Sept 17th

Broward County

Posted on September 11, 2019
Committee seeks feedback from the public 

The BDA Committee under the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals will have its next meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at 1:30pm

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Safer Buildings Coalition Elects New Board

Safer Buildings Coalition Elects New Board

Posted on August 27, 2019
Eric Toenjes, Graybar & Dennis Burns, ADRF join the Board; Kevin Persing moves to At-Large role

The 2019 Election for the Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors has concluded, and we are pleased to announce that Graybar’s Eric Toenjes was elected as the new SBC Vice President, while Dennis Burns, of ADRF, will be the Coalition’s next Secretary. Kevin Persing, Cobham Wireless, who has been serving as Board Secretary, will take on the role of At-Large board member next. Current SBC Vice President, Patrick Lau, Comba, becomes President.

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CCFS’ Chief Justin Daniels Headlines Special SBC Event in New Mexico

Justin Daniels

Posted on August 21, 2019
UNM event was a pilot for series of special seminars

The University of New Mexico, on Monday, August 12th, hosted a very special installment in the Safer Buildings Coalition In-Building Public Safety Seminar series.

A special Higher-Ed focused version of our regular seminars, this event was a collaboration between the Safer Buildings Coalition, the Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) and the University of New Mexico. The New Mexico seminar served as a pilot for a planned series of similar higher-ed focused events around the country that would include the Coalition and the Center for Campus Fire Safety.

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Broward County BDA Committee Chair Presents Draft ERRCS Specifications at 7/29 Meeting

Broward County

Posted on August 21, 2019
Follow-up meeting scheduled for Sept. 17th 

The Broward County BDA Committee held its latest meeting on July 29th in Plantation Florida, in front of a packed room. 

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From the Chief’s Corner: What’s in Your Wallet?

Chief Alan Perdue

Posted on August 21, 2019

The popular tagline “What’s in Your Wallet?” is from an advertising campaign for Capital One and their credit card line. It’s a line that many of us recognize because we’ve seen the ubiquitous commercials at some point.

So, what does Capital One’s ad campaign have to do with the Safer Buildings Coalition? No, we are not coming out with an SBC credit card, but there is work taking place that will have you – our member companies and employees -- thinking about “What’s in your wallet?” in terms of complying with the requirements of the codes and standards related to public safety in-building emergency communications enhancement systems.

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Save the date: IWCE 2020 and SBC Member Meeting & Dinner

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Posted on August 21, 2019
The Safer Buildings Coalition Will Be in Las Vegas 3/30-4/2

IWCE 2019 was a big success for the Safer Buildings Coalition. We are doing it again in 2020, and we hope to see many of you there.

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Save the date: IWCE 2020 and SBC Member Meeting & Dinner

Safer Buildings Coalition Fall 2019 Seminars

Posted on August 21, 2019
Check out our next seminars

The Safer Buildings Coalition 2019 Seminar Series is well underway, and we would like to thank everyone who has attended our events.

We have several more seminars scheduled across the country, starting with our event in Manchester, NH on Wednesday, August 28th, that’s next week, which features a special appearance by Michael Varney, FirstNet Director of Field Operations.

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More Content Added to Safer Buildings Help Page

Safer Buildings Coalition Help Page

Posted on August 21, 2019
Submit your questions: We are listening...

The Help Page on the Safer Buildings Coalition website is a work in progress, and – inspired by your feedback – we have just added two new sections, which specifically cover questions regarding, respectively, the Safer Buildings Coalition website in general and the Member Showcase.

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From the Chief’s Corner: Public Safety Grid Testing: What’s in a Grid...

Chief Alan Perdue

Posted on July 24, 2019

In recent conversations with Safer Buildings Coalition members, the topic of grid testing, and more specifically the interpretation of what size the grid should be, has come up. So, this month I will try to shed some light on this important issue as it relates to public safety in-building communications systems.

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