From the Chief’s Corner: Are We Part of the Problem or the Answer?

From the Chief’s Corner: Are We Part of the Problem or the Answer?

Chief Alan Perdue

By Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), SBC Executive Director

Posted on June 27, 2024

This poignant question, originally posed by US pastor Harry Fosdick in a 1936 New York newspaper ad, echoes with significant relevance today. The focus is on the testing and evaluation of in-building radio coverage, ensuring it meets the requirements set by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and Frequency License Holder. Alarmingly, improper testing methods and equipment are leading to unnecessary installations of Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) in buildings that do not need them. 


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