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DAS and Indoor Wireless Installations: NATE Contractors Are Perfect for This Work 

SBC Managing Director John Foley contributed this article to the NATE Tower Times

Tower Times

Posted on January 22, 2024

SBC Managing Director John Foley is a member of the NATE DAS and Small Cell Committee. John contributed this article to the NATE Tower Times 2024 Volume 1 Publication. In this article, John invites NATE members to explore the opportunity of participating in the in-building public safety wireless sector. SBC Knowledge Partner NATE is The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association. NATE is a non-profit trade association providing a unified voice for tower erection, maintenance and service companies.

 

 

 

 

 

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Government Affairs Workgroup Update - January 2024

GA WG

Posted on January 24, 2024

The Government Affairs WG is monitoring Florida’s 2024 Legislative session, while no new bills were introduced that would affect, In-Building ERCES, we are watching for potential amendments being added to non-related bills. Sub TG formed to review proposed licensing requirements.

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Save the Date: 2024 Wireless Tech & Policy Summit Hits Washington, DC June 6th!

Summit

Posted on January 22, 2024

We are delighted to announce that the 2024 Safer Buildings Coalition Wireless Tech & Policy Summit will take place in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 6th, 2024.

Stay tuned for information, incl. venue, pricing, etc.

Exact 2024 sponsorship tiers and pricing TBD but are expected to be similar to 2023. Complete 2024 Wireless Tech & Policy Summit Prospectus will be available for your review soon. 

 

 

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Who's Hiring?

Posted on January 23, 2023

Looking for a new gig? Several SBC members are currently hiring. Visit our Career Board for open positions with Tower IQDay Wireless & Safe-Com Wireless.

Job seekers: Check back frequently for new opportunities.

Employers: Create an account here to start posting jobs on the Board.

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2024 SBC Seminar Sponsorships — 2nd Chance

Sponsorship slots still available for several events

Alan presenting

Posted on January 23, 2023

SBC’s 2024 Seminar series will visit 27 cities, beginning with Miami on January 31, 2024. We filled most sponsorship slots in Round One, but opportunities remain open. Here's how you can still get in!

 

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Exhibiting at State or National Fire Marshal Events? Help Us Put the ERCES Handbook Into the Hands of AHJs 

Sponsor a Book

Posted on January 19, 2024 

Are you planning to attending, exhibit at, even sponsor a State or National Fire Marshal event in the new year? If so, we invite you to join our special ERCES Handbook Sponsorship Program, which allows SBC members to purchase one or more boxes of books (eight books per box) at a deep discount, affix their own labels and hand out the book to local AHJs and Radio System Staff. This is a great way to spread the enforcement message, educate jurisdiction staff, and build a relationship based on gratitude and value with book recipients.

 

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From the Chief’s Corner: 2024 – The Year of Learning…

Chief Alan Perdue

By Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), SBC Executive Director

Posted on January 23, 2024

For more than 11 years, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to speak on behalf of the Coalition on the crucial topic of ERCES. I have spoken at conferences, SBC seminars, association events, AHJ small groups, etc. After so many years, and so many events, you may start to feel that, by now – surely – everyone knows everything they need to know about this. You may even wonder whether you need to continue educating people about this. The short answer: Very much so!

 

 

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Member Advocacy Work Group Update - January 2024

Member Advocacy

Posted on January 24, 2024

The Member Advocacy Work Group has been working tirelessly on getting ready for tomorrow’s (1/25/24) first Town Hall meeting.

 Our work group is excited to be hosting this meeting that will be a great opportunity for everyone to learn about all the work groups, the inner workings of the coalition and have a chance to network and to learn more about the SBC.

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ICYMI: SBC Releases Best Practice: Understanding ERCES Backbone, Distribution, and Pathway Survivability

Excerpt from the industry-leading book Complete ERCES Handbook, with bonus content

White Paper

Posted on January 22, 2024

Miss our special announcement right before the Holidays? Check out our "special gift" to you:

At the Safer Buildings Coalition, we are very often asked questions about ERCES technology, code interpretation, best practices, and every manner of topic you might imagine might come up in discussion on this admittedly complex, and at times confusing, subject.

To help jurisdictions and industry vendors engage in a good dialogue about the correct way to interpret the codes and standards pertaining to ERCES Backbone, Distribution, and Pathway Survivability, we have decided to share a detailed excerpt from our industry-leading reference: Complete ERCES Handbook, along with some useful bonus content. We hope you find it useful in arriving at the best decisions about pathway survivability for the ERCES projects in which you engage.

 

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Should We Certify Companies or Individuals for ERCES?

SBC issues position paper on ERCES Minimum Qualification of Personnel 

Qualifications

Posted on January 23, 2024

There has been a tremendous amount of discussion and confusion surrounding minimum qualifications of personnel as it pertains to Emergency Responder Communications Enhancement Systems (ERCES). The Safer Buildings Coalition has issued a position paper [included in its entirety in this article, and available as a download] clearly laying out code interpretation and best practice recommendations to aid jurisdictions in establishing rules and expectations for minimum qualifications of personnel for ERCES. 

  

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Save the Date: 2024 SBC Member Dinner at Meeting at IWCE

Member Meeting Orlando

Posted on January 23, 2023

The 2024 installment of IWCE will take place in Orlando, FL, March 25-28th.

As always, we will host our annual SBC Member Dinner and Meeting at this event, but this year, we are moving the event to Tuesday night of the event. With that, please clear your calendars for: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024.

 

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