Here’s a scenario… First Responders including police, fire and EMS enter a large, forty-two floor tower. The teams are well-trained and well-equipped with gear to handle the emergency call. Problem is, they struggle to communicate with one another inside the building.
No, it’s not 2001. It’s 2012. And the communications problem is real.
The good news is that we already have the tools to solve this problem efficiently.
We’ve been invited to present on the topic of in-building coverage and public safety radio using distributed antenna systems (DAS) during an informational forum offered by the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
The presentation will explore state and municipal public safety codes and trends, introduce the stakeholders (including Local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), Building Owners, Wireless Service Providers, and First Responders), identify key challenges, and propose a framework to remove the obstacles to advance public safety initiatives.
We will be inviting these stakeholders to join us in formation of a Shared DAS Coalition to bring focus on solving this issue for the benefit of the public.
The event begins at 9:30 AM in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC and will also be webcast live. Please visit the event website to learn more.
We’ll be sharing more after the presentation.
(Image: aherro)Public Safety Radio, Shared DAS Coalition