NATIONAL FIRE CODE REQUIREMENT
E R C E S
Emergency Radio Communication Enhanced System
Fire code now requires 99% RADIO SIGNAL coverage in all critical areas.
FLORIDA MANDATORY TESTING DATES HAVE NOW PASSED
Non-complaint buildings are now in violation of the International Fire Code.
Certificates of Occupancy may now be in jeopardy.
New construction now required by law to comply prior to occupancy.
Existing buildings may find their Certificates of Occupancy in jeopardy.
FCC CERTIFIED SURVEY SUBMITTAL IS MANDATORY.
D A S
Distributed Antenna System
A Distributed Antennae system is used to correctly amplify and deliver the signal strength coverage necessary for radio devices to function properly without interference or interruption throughout the structures where it is deployed.
All structures were required to submit a mandatory FCC certified survey by December 31st, 2019 to their jurisdictional building and fire inspection authorities in order to either verify compliance or outline steps to achieve required compliance.
All Emergency Radio Communication Enhanced Signal systems will require a jurisdictional fire safety and construction permit that requires appropriate inspection and approval prior to gaining final compliance.
B D A
The technology – equipment required to amplify emergency radio signals the proper level within a building structure is called Bi-Directional Antennae.
The required bi-directional amplifiers along with their specific placement within a structure is outlined in the Mandatory FCC certified survey that was to be completed and submitted on or before December 31, 2019.
IS YOUR BUILDING COMPLIANT WITH MANDATORY SURVEY SUBMISSION
Once the requisite BDA technology is installed the required signal strength and bandwidth necessary will be achieved in order to bring the structure into compliance and readiness for the jurisdictional code officer’s inspection.