Date & Time
Dec 16, 2020 11:30am CST
In fire incident investigation reports, communication problems are often cited as a contributing factor in first responder line of duty death and injury. Emergency first responders use portable radios, known as land mobile radios or LMRs, as a critical communication tool to help ensure effective fireground command and control, to establish personnel accountability, and to improve firefighter safety when operating within buildings during a fire or other emergency. Emergency responder communication enhancement systems (ERCES) are required by model fire codes for new buildings; the design, installation, testing and maintenance are covered by NFPA 1221 and with the adoption of the 2021 International Fire Code (IFC) and NFPA 1 Fire Code, ERCES are required to be listed in accordance with UL 2524, the Standard for in-building emergency responder communication enhancement system.
Join us for this free webinar, geared towards local code authorities, where we will discuss:
- An overview of model code requirements for ERCES
- The safety and performance requirements of UL 2524 to help ensure ERCES are safe and meet the required functionality
- The features and benefits of UL’s enhanced and smart Marks presented by Advanced RF Technologies, Inc., the first manufacturer to receive certification to UL 2524, 2nd edition, utilizing the enhanced Mark system.
- Certified versus Listed on labels and marks
- Larry Shudak, principal engineer, UL
- Bruce Johnson, regulatory services regional manager, UL
- Dennis J. Burns, director of public safety, Advanced RF Technologies, Inc.