OEC Outreach Clips:Some in-building policy coordination today could reap big communications benefits in the future, Source Urgent Communications

In less than two weeks, votes will be conducted to determine what standards should be included in the 2018 International Fire Code. Meanwhile, in Atlanta and San Francisco, tests are being conducted to identify the best technologies to accurately locate 911 callers, even those who use cell phones from inside a massive skyscraper. Both initiatives are very important, and they appear to be very separate, at first glance.  But these critical efforts are related in certain areas, although few people recognize it. If executed in individual silos, these initiatives certainly will benefit public-safety personnel and the citizens they protect and serve. However, if these efforts are coordinated properly, the result could have groundbreaking impacts on public safety, indoor wireless coverage and telecommunications policy. Some in-building policy coordination today could reap big communications benefits in the future