2018 - AFAA Annual Breakfast
at the NFPA Conference & Expo.

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Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 7:00am until 9:00am
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada 

South Pacific Ball Rooms "G, H, I"

NOTICE: This years breakfast is sold out (once again). We will have limited number of "first come first served" tickets available via the AFAA Booth #671

Understanding the History, Technology and Enforcement of
Emergency Responder Radio Enhancement Systems

Presentation Overview

With threats to public safety amplified by recent events, the importance of staying focused on moving the needle forward for 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 of in-building wireless communications for public safety are constantly being introduced, debated and modified.

Segment 1 – History and requirements in codes and standards
Presented by: Rodger Reiswig

  • NFPA 72: The transition from Two-Way “Telephone” Communication Systems to Two-Way In-Building Radio Communications Enhancement Systems
  • IFC: The progression of requirements from the appendix in the 2009 edition to new requirements in the 2018 edition
  • NFPA 1221: The requirements for the design and installation of in-building emergency radio communications enhancement systems from the 2016 edition of NFPA 72 to the 2016 edition of NFPA 1221
  • UL 2524: UL published an Outline of Investigation (OOI) in January of 2018

Segment 2 – Overview of Technologies
Presented by: Chief Alan Perdue

  • Leaky Coax – Can we expand on this more?
  • Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) 
  • Other issues and concerns

Segment 3 – The AHJ Perspective
Presented by: Lynn Nielson

  • Lessons learned 

Segment 4 - Q&A and a Roundtable Panel Discussion

Program Presenters:
Rodger Reiswig SET, Vice President, Industry Relations - Johnson Controls
Chief Alan Perdue, Executive Director - Safer Buildings Coalition
Lynn Nielson Fire, Protection Engineer - City of Henderson, NV


Ticket and Sponsorship Pricing:

Corporate Breakfast Sponsor - Private Table for 10 people - $1,275
This sponsorship includes: 1 reserved table and 10 breakfast tickets
Sponsors will receive full recognition of their support on our website and in publications. Corporate logos will be displayed at the breakfast and we will be formally recognized in the Fall AFAA Newsletter.

Annual Breakfast Supporter - $550.00 
This sponsorship includes: 2 breakfast tickets 
Breakfast Supporters will receive full recognition of their support on our website and in publications. Corporate logos will be displayed at the breakfast and we will be formally recognized in the Fall AFAA Newsletter.

Breakfast Table for 10 - $690.00
This purchase Includes: 1 table and 10 breakfast tickets
Individual Ticket - $69.00

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient or Member Emeritus - $0

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