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Feb 7, 2019 at 1PM EST   -  Overview of In-Building Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems: Systems basics, model code requirements and product certification

         
   

This presentation will provide an overview of the technologies available to provide enhanced in-building emergency responder radio communications that are now required by model building and fire codes.  This will include an overview of model IFC and NFPA 1 Fire Code design, installation, testing and performance requirements for these systems. The attendees will also receive an overview on the new UL 2524 Standard that is now available and will be a requirement in the 2021 model codes to certify the operational performance and overall reliability of the various types of equipment installed in the built environment to meet the model fire code requirements. In addition, the presentation will provide details on the transition of UL Listings to the new UL 2524 and how to search on-line to find UL Listings for products meeting the new standard.

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 Larry Shudak is UL's Principal Engineer for Life Safety Systems including fire alarm, mass notification and emergency signaling systems.  Larry authored both the Outline of Investigation and the proposal for UL 2524, In-building 2-Way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems. Other authored standards include ANSI/UL 2572, Mass Notification Systems, ANSI/UL 864, Fire Alarm Control Units and Accessories, and ANSI/UL2017, General Purpose Signaling Devices and Systems. Larry serves as UL's technical expert on various UL and ULC standard technical panels for fire alarm control units, off-premise signaling equipment, mass notification systems and residential fire and security control systems. He is a member on several NFPA technical committees, including: NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code; NFPA 101, Life Safety Code; NFPA 92, Smoke Management Systems, and NFPA 3 and 4, Commissioning and Integrated Testing

    Bruce E. Johnson is a currently a Senior Regulatory Engineer in UL's Codes and Advisory Services Department, joining UL in April 2015.Prior to joining UL, Bruce has served several decades in the fire, emergency services and life safety arena beginning his career in the late 1970's as a firefighter on Long Island, NY. Most recently, Bruce has worked for the International Code Council (ICC) as a Vice President in the Government Relations Department focusing on Fire Service Activities.Bruce currently serves on several ICC code development committees and is an alternate on NFPA Technical Committees for NFPA 1, 101, 730, 731 and 5000.Bruce is also an Adjunct College Instructor at SUNY Empire State College instructing in the areas of fire protection structures and systems, emergency management and community risk reduction.Bruce has extensive expertise in building construction and fire prevention codes, code and standard development and code administration. Bruce has instructed numerous courses on topics of fire protection systems and code administration.Bruce earned a Bachelor degree in Fire Service Administration from Empire state College; Bachelor degree in Accounting from Dowling College and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.