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Evaluating the Impact of Florida SB-1190
Government Affairs Work Group forms Florida SB-1190 subcommittee, elects new Chair, and more...

Government Affairs

Posted on October 6, 2022

The Safer Buildings Coalition Government Affairs Work Group met on September 16 to discuss several important topics. A couple key highlights:


SBC Takes On NFPA 1225 Improvement
Codes and Standards Work Group launches 1225 TIA subcommittee, and more...

Codes and Standards

Posted on October 6, 2022

During the past month, the Safer Buildings Coalition Codes & Standards Work Group continued to provide input on code issues as well as move forward other projects. Here are the highlights:


Mapping the SBC Member Journey
Member Advocacy Work Group on mission to optimize member experience.

Member Advocacy

Posted on October 6, 2022

When thinking about the value of an association membership, it's important to consider all the different ways in which that membership can benefit you. From networking opportunities to valuable resources, insights and discounts, associations offer their members a wealth of possibilities. 


SBC Launches Past Presidents Council

Past Presidents Council

Posted on October 6, 2022

With four former SBC Board Presidents, it was time to find a way to keep those leaders contributing to the growth and success of the Coalition.  Looking at other non-profit organizations, we found that they have groups which keep their former leaders engaged.


From the Chief’s Corner: “M&M”, It’s More Than Just a Candy...

Chief Alan Perdue

When Proper ERCES Maintenance and Monitoring Doesn’t Happen, Lives are at Stake
By Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), SBC Executive Director

Posted on September 8, 2022

When many people hear the term “M&M”, their minds immediately go to the small chocolate candy coated snacks that were first released in 1941. And although these small candies made history several times including during World War II and being the first candy to rocket into space aboard the space shuttle, “Columbia” in 1981, today we are going to talk about a more important “M&M” -- Maintenance & Monitoring. 


Safer Buildings Partners with PSBTA for FirstNet Users Summit

FirstNet Users Summit

Posted on September 8, 2022

The Safer Buildings Coalition is proud to partner with the Public Safety Broadband Technology Association to offer its members special pricing for Vision 2022 – FirstNet Users Summit held in Las Vegas this September 19 -22 at the SouthPoint Hotel Casino and Spa. 


Meet the Newest Safer Buildings Coalition Members - August 2022

Posted on September 8, 2022Meet the Newest members

The Safer Buildings Coalition continues to grow. It’s our pleasure to introduce you to some of the newest additions to our member base: Advanced Telecom Systems, DAStronix, and RAN Wireless, LLC. Welcome to SBC!


Results Are in – SBC Members Elect New Board Members

2022 Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors Election

Posted on September 8, 2022

The Safer Buildings Coalition 2022 Election for the Board of Directors is complete, and we are excited to seat our new Board of Directors. Congratulations to those elected!  


2022 Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors At-Large RUNOFF

2021 Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors Election

Posted on Aug 16, 2022

It's a Tie! Josh Gerst of RF Connect and Scott Umemoto of Day Wireless received the same vote tally. Please participate in the one-week runoff election. Electronic polling is open until 8pm ET Tuesday, August 23.


Part I of II - Crisis in Plain Sight: Robb Elementary Shooting Reveals that In-Building Public Safety Radio Coverage was "Mostly Ineffective" 

"Upon entering the building, the officers tried but were unable to communicate on their radios."

Law enforcement personnel work at the scene of a mass shooting in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 25, 2022. (Nuri Vallbona/Reuters)

By John Foley, SBC Managing Director
Posted on July 28, 2022

We of the Safer Buildings Coalition mourn with the Uvalde community the tragic loss of life resulting from the assault on Robb Elementary School on May 25th. While it is the role of many to find every solution that could make our schools safer, it is the role of the SBC to examine whether public safety communications may have been a factor in such an incident, and how we might work to improve  such problems wherever possible.

The Interim report of the Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting of the Texas House of Representatives found that Robb Elementary “did not adequately prepare for the risk of an armed intruder on campus.” “Upon entering the building, the officers tried but were unable to communicate on their radios.”

In today’s world, it’s simply unacceptable to have people inside buildings unable to communicate with each other during an emergency.

In Part I of a two-part series, Safer Buildings Coalition examines a crucial element of this tragedyPoor in-building public safety coverage. 

In Part II, next month, the Safer Buildings Coalition will examine:

  • How common is the problem? Actual school in-building testing data
  • Success Stories
  • Grants and Funding
  • What other verticals need to be prioritized? (i.e. Higher Ed, Malls, Healthcare, more...)
  • Next Steps and Call to Action  


From the Chief’s Corner: Safer Buildings Expands to Canada

Chief Alan Perdue

SBC Celebrates Milestone Hosting First Ever International In-Building Public Safety Communications Seminar
By Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), SBC Executive Director
Posted on July 28, 2022

SBC celebrates milestone hosting its first ever international In-Building Public Safety Communications Seminar in Toronto, Canada. In doing so, SBC became a North American Coalition, taking the next step to being a global influence that will make the world safer by taking on the threat posed by wireless dead zones.

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