• The Importance of In-Building Emergency Responder Radio Signal Coverage - A note from one of our founders, Raul Guerra… I recently spoke with a (now retired) Fire Chief who told me the main reason he’s become a strong advocate for in-building Emergency Responder Radio Coverage (ERRC) systems is because the most frequent 1st responders inside commercial buildings are EMTs responding to calls for stroke, heart  … Read more

  • Who is the Authority Having Jurisdiction for my Building? - You’re an architect or engineer who wants to be in full compliance with local fire code for Emergency Responder Radio Coverage (ERRC) IFC 510 and NFPA 72/1221. As you read the code requirements you ask, “Who is the Authority Having Jurisdiction” who will approve the ERRC system for this project? Is it: the fire marshal,  … Read more

  • How do I meet these new emergency responder radio signal standards? - Today, it is imperative that building owners, architects, specifiers, and MEP engineers understand the recent additions to the International Fire Code (IFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for in-building Emergency Responder Radio Coverage (ERRC). These new fire codes were added to ensure that First Responders can reliably use their 2–way radios from anywhere in  … Read more

  • How can I be sure first responders can communicate inside my building? - In an emergency, first responders use their 2-way radios as a lifeline. The emergency signal system is used by firefighters and law enforcement officers to get directives from the command center, as well as communicating conditions and locations with each other. EMTs use the emergency signal system to communicate with the ER for diagnostics and  … Read more

  • Why do I lose cellular signal in my building? - Many types of buildings, like multi-family, commercial offices, hotels, hospitals, warehouses, schools, etc., are prone to having poor cell phone reception and the causes for losing cell signal can vary: Building materials used in their construction – heavy concrete, low-e glass, steel beams, metal roofs, stucco wire frame, and others Distance from cellular transmit/receive tower  … Read more