Understanding the History, Technology, and Enforcement of In-Building Emergency Responder Radio Enhancement Systems
With threats to public safety amplified by recent events, the imporatnce of staying focused on moving the needle forward instituting in-building communication platforms cannot be overstated.
Over the last decade, many U.S. fire jurisdictions have adopted standards for in-building public-safety radio-enhancement systems. These standards are designed to ensure adequate indoor radio coverage for firefighters and other public-safety first responders during emergency response. As locally generated standards arose, jurisdictions gradually abandoned the traditional firefighter building telephone system.
As with any public safety movement involving multiple stakeholders with different concerns and priorities, advocating for a technologically sound, well regulated, affordable, interoperable and widespread system of wireless, in-building communication systems is very complicated to say the least. New codes regarding the future in-building wireless communications for public safety are constantly being introduced, debated, and modified.
Presented by: Rodger Reiswig, Alan Perdue, & Lynn Nielson
Moderated by: Richard Roberts