Conference: March 27-31, 2017
Exhibits: March 29-30, 2017

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

In Partnership With

NFPA In-Building Fire Codes - Implications for In-Building Coverage, Public Safety and Smart Cities

  • Tuesday, 03/28/2017: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room: S227
  • Session Number:  T214


Hear an in-depth review of the changes to the NFPA’s code requirements for in-building two-way radio coverage for public safety communications.  Examine basic radio principles as they apply to in-building coverage, while defining the stakeholders, including the ATP (Acceptance Test Procedure) of these systems, infrastructure considerations and tips for inspections. In addition, examine how Agencies Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) struggle with comprehensive technical challenges, and enforcement has wide and changing parameters from district to district, and how industry players including builders, architects, electrical engineers as they are similarly challenged by changing requirements that some view as arbitrary and perhaps legally questionable. And finally, hear a case study on how the two-hour fire rating survivability requirement was met by using ingenuity and design options that met code, saved money and reduced design complexity. 

Sponsored by:


    Chris Baker PE

    Battalion Chief
    Roseville CA Fire Department

    Chris Godwin

    Senior Wireless Technologist
    RF Solutions LLC

    Minfei Leng

    Applications Engineering Manager
    Bird Technologies Group

    Kevin Persing

    Western Regional Manager
    Cobham Wireless

    Andrew Ruschak

    Wireless Technology Consultant

    Alan Tilles

    Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.