The First Responder Radio (FRR) portion of the 2017 Ohio Fire Code has been expanded from two paragraphs to three pages. JDRM Engineering has completed more than 70 FRR tests for new and existing buildings. A pioneer in the engineering of First Responder Radio Testing and In-Building RF Amplification Design in Ohio, our services have expanded north into Michigan, west into Indiana, and as far south as Florida. This offering has helped many clients while extending our desire to keep safety and code compliance as the pinnacle of our consulting engineering services.
First Responder Radio testing continues to expand as plan examiners and fire code officials become aware of the provisions of the Ohio Building Code (OBC) and Ohio Fire Code (OFC) requiring all new buildings to have coverage for first responder’s radios. Additionally, the code now allows fire code officials to enforce this code in existing structures if they know their radios do not work.
Among the 70+ FRR tests JDRM has now completed:
The Ohio Building Code Section 916 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 – click here for answers to frequently asked questions. Our trained staff, specialized testing equipment, and strategic partnerships combine to provide the expertise required to fulfill your requirements under the 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.
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.
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. The State of Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Industrial Compliance has approved three courses Steve designed for First Responder Radio Coverage Code Requirements for continuing education credits with the Ohio Board of Building Standards. Professionals looking to stay current with today’s regulations including Building Officials, Master Plans Examiners, Building Inspectors, Fire Protection Plan Examiners and Fire Protection Inspectors, will receive certificates upon the completion of each session and JDRM Engineering will verify attendance and course completion with the board. 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.
May 10, 2018 – GLD Group & JDRM Engineering, Dearborn, Michigan – First Responder Radio Coverage Code Seminars – for Public Safety Professionals including Dearborn City Schools, Metro Detroit Fire Inspection Society, Southeast Michigan Fire Inspection Society, Oakland-Macomb Fire Protection Society, Ford Motor Company and more. Certification has been granted by the State of Michigan Training Division for this seminar to award two Fire Inspector Continuing Education Credits for attendees and for the Dearborn Fire Department to award 2 Credits to their affiliated organization as well. For details contact Steve Wheeler, RCDD at 419-824-2400.
May 17, 2018 – COLUMBUS, OHIO – GLD Group & JDRM Engineering, Dearborn, Michigan – First Responder Radio Coverage Code Seminars – for Public Safety Professionals. Certification has been granted by the State of Ohio for this seminar to award two Fire Inspector Continuing Education Credits for attendees. For more details contact Steve Wheeler, RCDD at 419-824-2400.
GLD Group & JDRM Engineering, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Code-Compliant Uninterrupted Radio Coverage – for Fire Chiefs and First Responders/Public Safety Professionals. February 28, 2018.
Northwest Ohio Building Officials Association 2017 Continuing Education: First Responder Radio Coverage Code Requirements and Building Science for Building Officials. December 7, 2017.
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
Be sure the radio transmissions First Responders send makes it through YOUR facility!
Steve Wheeler, RCDD
JDRM Engineering enjoyed being a part of the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) Capital Conference and Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio.