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Safer Buildings Coalition Webinar: Monitoring Requirements for In-building, Emergency Responder Radio Communications Systems (ERRCS)


This seminar explores and discusses the monitoring of Emergency Responder Radio Communications System (ERRCS), and the benefits of assuring that all components of the system (both Active and Passive) are continuously monitored for correct operation.

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 can always communicate using their wireless devices.

These systems are not typically utilized unless there is an incident, and fire, police, and/or emergency medical services personnel respond and enter the building. But it is critical that these systems will function at the crucial moment they are needed.

This is why language was inserted into fire code requiring the monitoring, regular maintenance, and recertification testing of these systems. But today’s code only requires the monitoring of the active (powered) components of the system. This can make problems with the important passive (non-powered) components invisible to the building owner and those responsible for managing the system.

This seminar brings experts to present and discuss:

  • What does Fire Code require for the monitoring of ERRCS?
  • What are the active and passive components of an ERRCS?
  • What Happens when a problem is detected?
  • What are the advantages of monitoring the passive components of the ERRCS?
Thomas McCabe – Microlab
Eric Carey – Predictive Technologies

John Foley, Safer Buildings Coalition

Audience Q&A will follow the presentations.

Presented by:


  • Thomas McCabe, Product Manager, Microlab

    Tom McCabe is a member of Microlab’s Product Management and Development team based in Parsippany, NJ. Microlab is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wireless Telecom Group. He is a seasoned veteran of RF engineering and wireless. Prior to joining Microlab, Tom was a Business Development and Engineering Manager for a Motorola system integrator in the NY-NJ metropolitan area. Prior to Motorola Tom was in Engineering Management at AT&T Wireless and NYNEX Science & Technology as a Member of Technical Staff. Tom earned his MS Management of Technology from Polytechnic University and BS Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology. He holds numerous telecommunications industry certifications including FCC Licenses.

  • Eric Carey, CEO & Co-Founder, Predictive Technologies

    Eric leads a team of brilliantly creative (except Monday mornings) and diverse minds from around the globe to bring visibility and connected intelligence to buildings. His vision is to ensure that every building the world over, has access to affordable, transformative in-building technologies, partnerships and opportunities so they can consume less natural resources and operate more efficiently and safely.

    Prior to founding Predictive, Eric served in senior management roles designing and deploying nationwide in-building solutions for a variety of companies including Nextel, Sprint and SOLiD.

    When he isn’t providing monitoring and Artificially Intelligent IoT (AIoT) solutions to buildings around the world; Eric can be found on the softball field where he passionately (seriously) coaches his local team

July 16, 2019
Tue 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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