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     2022 Webinar Wednesday Schedule 

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May 25  1 PM

Emergency Responder Radio Communications Systems, Craig Sells, CSLS, LLC (New session)

Today's construction materials and methods inhibit or even block radio signals used by First Responders once they enter a building. A Public Safety - Emergency Responder Radio Communications System (ERRCS) within a building ensures that public safety agencies communicate using their wireless devices. These systems are not typically utilized unless there is an incident and fire, police, and emergency medical services personnel respond and enter the building. But it is critical to be sure that these systems will function at the crucial moment they are needed.The presentation discusses problems and solutions for in-building public safety radio coverage, the codes to mandate and enforce approved radio coverage, monitoring of Emergency Responder Radio Communications System (ERRCS), benefits of assuring that all components of the system (both Active and Passive) are continuously monitored for correct operation, and how the UL 2524 listing helps ensure compliance with ERCES / BDA systems.Therefore, language was inserted into the fire code requiring the monitoring, regular maintenance, and recertification testing of these systems. But today's code only requires tracking the system's active (powered) components. This can make problems with the critical passive (non-powered) components invisible to the building owner and those responsible for managing the system.This presentation brings experts to present and discuss:• Emergency Responder Radio Communications Systems (ERRCS): General Requirements• What are the Active and Passive Components of an ERRCS?• What do the Fire Code requirements for the monitoring of ERRCS?• What is the importance of UL2524• What Happens when a Problem is Detected?• What are the Advantages of Monitoring the Passive Components of the ERRCS?The format of the presentation is followed by an audience Q&A Reliable in-building radio signal coverage is necessary for First Responders arriving at an emergency event. IBC, IFC, and NFPA codes mandate approved radio coverage for emergency responders within the building. IBC 2015 Section 916, IFC Section 510, NFPA 1221 2016 edition Section 9.6, NFPA 72 2010, 2013 edition Section 24.5.2AHJs can now specify and ensure compliance of the ERCES / BDA systems that ensure in-building radio coverage with UL 2524 – New UL Listing for In-building 2-way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems.

Learning Objectives: Emergency Responder Radio Communications Systems (ERRCS) General Requirements; What are the Active and Passive Components of an ERRCS?; What are the Fire Code requirements for the monitoring of ERRCS?; What is the importance of UL2524; What Happens when a Problem is Detected?; What are the Advantages of Monitoring the Passive Components of the ERRCS?

About our Speaker:

Craig Sells, CSLS, LLC is a leading expert in designing and installing Emergency Responder Radio Communication systems with over a decade of experience in this subject matter. He was certified by the Florida Fire College in 2016 to teach AHJ's on this subject matter due to assisting AHJs in being trained on what an ERRCS is and how to inspect them.

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Jun 8 1-2:30 PM

 Virtual Tour of FM Global's Research Facility (Previously recorded session)

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Jul 13  1 PM

Edwards Educational Webinar  - TBD (New session)

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Jul 27 1 PM

Kidde Engineered Systems Educational Webinar (TBD) (New session)

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Aug 3  1-1:15 PM

Changes to the 2021 ICC and NFPA Models Codes Richard Roberts, Senior Industry Affairs Manager, Honeywell Fire Systems (Previously recorded session)

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Aug 31  1 PM

Averting Campus Fire Emergencies Through Strategic Partnerships, Evan Orowetz, Carnegie Mellon University (Previously recorded session)

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Sep 14  1 PM

Turning Tragedy into Advocacy, Chief Dan Jones and Common Voices Advocate Bonnie Woodruff, NFSA (Previously recorded session)

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Sept 28  1 PM

Understanding Lightning Protection and Passive Fire Protection Systems, Mr. St Onge, UL (Previously recorded session)

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Featured Webinar 2022:

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Why You Should Care About Carbon Monoxide (CO)  (New Session)

Presented by: Charon McNabb, President National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association, and Neal Zipser, Industry Affairs Manager, Knox

On Feb. 28, 2022, 17 students ended up in the hospital after a carbon monoxide (CO) leak at a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee residence hall. Another 400 students were evacuated. Luckily, no students died but this event should open the eyes to campuses nationwide as the "Silent Killer" is often overlooked. This webinar will examine what CO is, symptoms that you need to know about, why CO incidents are likely to increase, what can be done to decrease the risk of CO exposure, and much more.  Hear from Charon McNabb, the President of the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association, about how she suffered from CO poisoning for 11 years and how her organization is trying to strengthen code. Neal Zipser of Knox will provide a refresher on CO and demonstrate the features of the new Knox CO alarm. 
 
Learning Objectives: Gain a refresher on the causes, symptoms, and consequences of CO poisoning; Learn about the dangers of low-level CO exposure;  Learn why CO is an on-campus and off-campus housing threat; Hear why CO poisoning cases are expected to increase in the future
 
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About our Speakers:

Charon McNabb is the President and Founder with the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association (NCOAA). She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University. She spent 25 years in automotive focused on new technology development with General Motors, Denso, and Magna International. She co-founded Global Advance Sales and Marketing in 2011, and helps guide manufacturers and inventors through the automotive sales process, driving growth and profitability. She founded the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association (NCOAA) in 2015, after struggling with 11-years of chronic CO poisoning from four leaks in her homes’ appliances and repeatedly receiving misdiagnoses. NCOAA’s mission is to initiate a global conversation on the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of chronic & acute carbon monoxide poisoning by organizing available COP information and driving change to improve diagnostics, detection, treatment, and standards.

Neal Zipser is the Industry Affairs Manager with the Knox Company, and has the same role with the company’s new Knox Safety division. Neal manages the company relationships Knox has with fire industry organizations and is the company’s primary liaison with the fire service. In his current role, Neal works with fire departments and industry/state associations on rapid entry programs, public education activities and other community risk reduction initiatives, including carbon monoxide (CO) awareness. Prior to joining Knox, he held the same position with Kidde and spoke regularly on home smoke alarm and CO detection technology and how families can better protect themselves from the hazards of fire. Before joining Kidde in 2012, Neal worked for 20 years in the automotive industry where he led marketing and communications activities for several organizations.

 

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