Partnership to improve and enhance awareness of emergency wireless communication in buildings
ROSSLYN, Va., October 21, 2021—Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), the only trade association purpose-built to lead national policy and education for in-building emergency wireless services, and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), an ANSI-accredited Standards developing organization made up of business leaders, electrical experts, engineers, scientists, and technicians, announces the formation of a partnership to improve emergency communications in buildings so that critical communication can happen at all times.
This partnership builds a foundation for the electrical industry, the wireless industry, and building code officials to come together to ensure effective in-building communication capabilities. The combined knowledge and expertise of SBC and NEMA will accelerate progress on mutual priorities, particularly in the areas of Standards development, education, and advocacy.
“The Safer Buildings Coalition is excited to share this important new collaboration with NEMA, the organization that develops industry Standards for electrical products and enclosures,” comments John Foley, Safer Buildings Coalition’s Managing Director. “Now more than ever, SBC and its Members need close coordination and involvement with NEMA to ensure that enclosures used for in-building public safety communications are resilient enough to protect mission-critical equipment and meet ANSI/UL 2524 Standards.”
“NEMA is pleased to partner with the Safer Buildings Coalition to enhance public safety and in-building communications through information sharing and Standards development,” adds Debra Philips, NEMA President and CEO. “Our collective expertise and shared vision for what is possible strengthens both our organizations as we promote safe, reliable, and efficient building communication systems.”
To learn more about The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), please visit https://www.saferbuildings.org/.
For more information about The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), go to: https://www.nema.org/.
About Safer Buildings Coalition
The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) is the only trade association purpose-built to lead national policy and education for in-building wireless services through serving the public safety, cellular and real estate communities. From its inception before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in February 2012, SBC has been at the forefront advancing ideas, codes, and Standards to make buildings safer for Public Safety personnel and the public they serve. Our members include Public Safety Operations, Radio System Operators, and Fire and Building Code Officials (AHJs); the Wireless Industry Ecosystem; Trade Associations; and Building Operators and other End Users. SBC is an independent, 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.
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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.
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