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Life Safety – First Responder Radio Coverage

JDRM Engineering is excited to announce the addition of First Responder Radio Testing and In-Building RF Amplification Design to our Technology services. This offering has helped many clients while extending our desire to keep safety and code compliance as the pinnacle of our consulting engineering services.

The Ohio Building Code Section 915 Requires: “Emergency responder radio coverage shall be provided in all new buildings in accordance with Section 510 of the fire code.” The Ohio Fire Code Section 510 outlines these requirements for testing and In Building Amplification to conform to this important requirement.

JDRM can help your organization become compliant with the regulations. Our trained staff, including an RF In-Building Distribution Solutions Certified professional, specialized testing equipment and strategic partnerships combine to provide the expertise required to fulfill your requirements under the new regulations. Plan examiners are requiring conformance to this code section and JDRM is ready to see you through the intricacies of the requirements. Check out our First Responder Radio work for Home Depot’s 1.6 million square foot distribution center. and for Woodmore Schools in Woodville, Ohio. Recently completed testing sites include The Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel,  the new Promedica Junction building (first known as the Toledo Trust building), and The Senator Group / Allermuir facility.

Download the brochure for more information: JDRM First Responder Radio Coverage. If you have any questions regarding this code requirement or need assistance in meeting this code please contact JDRM Technology Department Manager – Steve Wheeler, RCDD at 419-824-2400.

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Public Safety DAS, Thursday, August 31, 2017
Madison Heights, Michigan     10 a.m. – noon
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GLD Group & JDRM Engineering is organizing a seminar on “Public Safety DAS” on Thursday August 31st, 2017 at the GLD Group facility in Madison Heights, Michigan. This seminar will educate Public Safety Professionals on understanding what kinds of Public Safety Coverage your local jurisdiction requires.  We will also give a quick overview of NFPA 72, IFC Requirements, and State & Local codes.

The events of 9/11 highlighted the need for reliable radio coverage in large buildings.  To date, at least 30 states have adopted or soon will adopt codes that apply to first responder coverage.  Whether your employees are responding to a fire, police situation, medical emergency or domestic threat, they CANNOT be in a situation where their radios stop working.  It is essential that their communication devices continue to transmit in hard-to-reach areas, such as stairwells, elevators, basements, and thick-walled or shielded areas. 

First responders must be able to maintain communications throughout a property in an emergency.  Blocked radio reception is a problem for first responders, who depend on unobstructed communication to ensure the safety of your employees and others in emergency situations.  Public Safety DAS systems ensure that first responders in a crisis are able to maintain communication with each other in order to unify their efforts, therefore providing a more efficient response to all emergency situations. 

Steve’s presentations have included:

P&R Communications Toledo and Sidney, OH – First Responder Radio Coverage focused on the needs of public safety personnel, commercial building owners/managers and manufacturing plant facilities personnel. June 20 &, 2017

2016 CAM/ASSE Safety Leadership & Professional Development Conference presented by the Construction Association of Michigan and the Greater Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. December 7, 2016

Ohio Safety Congress & Expo sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, March 9, 2016

State of Ohio Fire Marshals Meeting 2016

The University of Michigan Electrical Engineering, Commissioning & Plan Review professionals

Owens State Community College – Center for Emergency Preparedness
Special In-Depth Presentations for First Responders, November 2, 11, 19, 2015

TRACE – Toledo Regional Architects, Contractors & Engineers

NW Ohio Fire Inspectors and Fire Chiefs – Woodmore Schools FRR Tour and Woodville Fire Station

Steve Wheeler, RCDD, presents an engaging overview of code requirements and insights into Emergency Response Radio Coverage Testing and Design for organizations across Ohio and Michigan. Please call Steve at 419-824-2400 if your group or organization would like to learn more about your responsibilities and the regulations in place.

Be sure the radio transmission he sends make it through YOUR facility!

Be sure the radio transmissions First Responders send makes it through YOUR facility!

Steve Wheeler, RCDD
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JDRM Engineering enjoyed being a part of the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) Capital Conference and Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio – November 8-11, 2015

JDRM at OSBA2015

First Responder Radio Testing Services are a specialty of JDRM Engineering,