Need To Know Info
Now requires “11.10.1 In all new and existing buildings, minimum radio signal strength for fire department communications shall be maintained at a level determined by the AHJ. 11.10.2 Where required by the AHJ, two-way radio communication enhancement systems shall comply with NFPA 72.”
First Responders are unable to effectively communicate indoors due to poor signal. Communication in life-threatening, emergency situations is the safety net for our First Responders and what allows them to save lives. Without this advantage, they are unable to successfully do their job and put a swift end to emergency situations.
A Public Safety DAS (PS DAS) or Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS)
A PS DAS/ERRCS is a wireless communication system used to rebroadcast VHF, UHF, 700MHz (FirstNet), and 800MHz frequencies indoors. These frequencies are utilized by all First Responder personnel such as Police, Fire, Homeland Security, Disaster Response Teams and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). These systems ensure our First Responders will be able to effectively communicate in emergency situations throughout the entire building.
September 11th, one of the most tragic terrorist attacks on U.S. soil is a notorious example for the demand of these systems to be put in buildings around the Country. Thousands of our First Responders bravely stormed the Twin Towers and quickly realized their radios were useless. This turned a devastating event into unorganized chaos and negated any chance they had to manage the situation. Many other recent events continue to highlight the need for these systems, especially in schools which seem to be a target for these attacks.