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Dept. of Homeland Security Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Posted on March 24, 2020 

So Many Safer Buildings Coalition Members are part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. Essential workers must be permitted to keep critical infrastructure in place and operational.

The US Department of Homeland Security has provided guidance on the definition of the ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKFORCE.

Read important guidance from DHS here: https://www.saferbuildings.org/essential-workforce

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Safer Buildings Coalition Launches Online Training Hub 

Safer Buildings Coalition Launches Online Training Hub

Posted on March 24, 2020 

Dear Members & Readers,

The current crisis forces more and more workers to work from home. While this is a new reality for many, it is also a great opportunity for these remote workers to build competency via online training. And for you, our members, to showcase your online training programs. 

That's why we created the Safer Buildings Coalition Online Training Hub. 

Check it out here: https://www.saferbuildings.org/online-training

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A message from the Safer Buildings Coalition President

Patrick Lau

Posted on March 24, 2020

Dear Members & Readers,

First of all, as you may already know, IWCE 2020 has been rescheduled for August 24-28. Accordingly, we have moved our Annual Reception, Dinner and Meeting to August 24th to coincide with the new IWCE time frame. Much more information will be forthcoming, but for now, please mark your calendars for these new dates. 

These are difficult, perhaps even scary, times for all of us, and I want you all to know that we at the Safer Buildings Coalition are dedicated to helping you get through this crisis. As a Coalition, we can and will help each other work through this crisis. With that in mind, our Board of Directors, Staff, and Advancement Work Group will be collaborating to brainstorm ways to help you, our members, continue to advance the mission and your goals within the industry.

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Broward County Approves Two-Way Radio Communications Enhancement Systems Guidelines 

Broward County

Posted on March 24, 2020 

The BDA Committee under the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals has approved and posted its Two-Way Radio Communications Enhancement Systems Guidelines.

See the approved guidelines here:

https://www.saferbuildings.org/assets/CodeBulletins/BORA%20RCES%20Guidelines.pdf

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From the Chief’s Corner: When Leadership Matters Most...

Chief Alan Perdue

Posted on March 24, 2020

With many years of service in public safety, I have witnessed and been a part of many forms of crisis. Whether natural or man-made, a disaster can have a profound impact on the daily lives of those effected. Today’s environment of uncertainty with COVID 19 is very significant, and it brings back some vivid memories of the initial days following the events of 9/11.

Those memories include many hours spent planning and preparing for what was often referred to as the “unknown” and the “new normal.” We had no idea what that really meant, but we knew the world as we had known it would change. The uncertainty of what was to come would impact not only the lives of first responders, but the lives of all Americans. We didn’t have time to do much reflection. It was time to move forward, develop plans, procedures, secure proper equipment, train personnel, etc.

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IWCE 2020 Rescheduled for August 24-28, 2020

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Posted on March 24, 2020

IWCE 2020, which was originally scheduled for next week, has been rescheduled for August 24-28, 2020. 

Please see the IWCE website here: https://www.iwceexpo.com/iwce20/Public/Enter.aspx

Read the full announcement from the organizers below:

We are excited to announce that IWCE 2020 will take place on August 24-28, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (South Halls 1-2) in Las Vegas, Nevada. ETA’s Education Forum will also be rescheduled to take place at this time.

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March and April Safer Buildings Coalition Seminars Postponed- New Dates to Be Announced

Safer Buildings Coalition Seminars

Posted on March 24, 2020 

Dear Members & Readers,

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all Safer Buildings Coalition Seminars scheduled for March and April due to concerns about COVID-19 and recommendations by community and health officials, expressions of concern from our guests and members.

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Meet DragonSkin™: The Ultimate Fireproof Communications Cable

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Posted on March 24, 2020

DragonSkin is a world-first in public safety and mission-critical communications. This coaxial cable is the only in-building communications cable to survive 2 hours under fire conditions with no additional protection measures. Complete fire protection is built into the revolutionary DragonSkin design. No extensive wrapping, metal conduit, or fireproof enclosure is required.

DragonSkin cable continues to support cellular and public safety radio communications after it’s been exposed to temperatures up to 1000 °C (1832 °F) for two hours then suddenly cooled down with water from a fire hose.

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Helping Our Industry During Challenging Times

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Posted on March 24, 2020

In times like these, we need to come together to do our part. As a leading distributor that works in an essential critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Federal Government, Graybar is doing everything we can to support you and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. We know you need someone you can trust, which is why our business will continue to stay open and serve our customers through these challenging times. Our national footprint allows us to have a contingency plan to support customers in case any of our individual locations become impacted.

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Save 20% on IWCE Registration with Safer Buildings Coalition 

Save 20% on IWCE Registration with Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on February 21, 2020

The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is North America's most valued Critical Communications event, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada! And this year, IWCE and Safer Buildings Coalition have partnered to offer you a 20% discount on registration for this great show.

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IWCE 2020 is coming up. Check out the SBC agenda

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Posted on February 21, 2020

The 2020 Edition of IWCE — the International Wireless Communications Expo — is around the corner, and Safer Buildings Coalition will be back in Vegas March 30th-April 3rd. We’ll have a great program that includes the Safer Buildings Coalition Annual Reception, Dinner & Meeting, as well as lectures, panel discussions, social gatherings -- and a whole new look to our booth on the expo floor! Check out what we have in store this year.

 

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