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Public Safety In-Building DAS Design and Plan Review Sessions - 4hr

  • April 17, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • East Manatee Fire Administration building; 3200 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.; Bradenton, FL 34211
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The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspector's Association Presents

Public Safety In-Building DAS Design and Plan Review Sessions - 4hr

This is a combination of 2 Courses.  
DAS Installation Plan Review and Inspection with NFPA 72 and NFPA1221 &
 Radio System Installation Requirements (High-rise, DAS and Coverage)

Eighty Five Percent of mobile phone calls now occur inside buildings and 65 percent of E911 calls are initiated on a mobile device.  Inside buildings we have to address whether the general public can communicate and whether First Responder radios will work.  Updates to New Building codes and IFC 2018 Code changes for In-Building Radio Enhancement now require a design that will do both.  This class will assist the student in understanding the world of mobility and how to navigate the NFPA and IFC codes as they relate to In-building Design and Engineering standards.  Objectives of the sessions are:

  • Understanding the design and engineering process for Public Safety In-Building Radio Systems
  • Learn the basics of radio frequencies and technologies being used today
  • Define the different approaches available for solving the In-Building wireless enhancements and why they are needed 
  • Understand the challenges that NFPA and IFC codes present in the design and engineering of In-Building systems 
For a brochure and more details on the class click here.

Coffee and pastries will be available for the session courtesy of CTS. 

The two classes have been approved for four (4) hours of CEUs total for Fire Code Administrator, Fire Safety Inspector I&II, Fire Service Instructor I,II and III.  

Instructor: Kern Davis, Vice President BD & Consulting Service Group

Kern Davis is a seasoned professional with 38 years as a General Contractor and 18 years in the Wireless DAS industry.  His unique expertise lies in his unparalleled understanding of buildings, the wireless industry and project management & Public Safety codes.

Serving as Vice President of his first 10 years with CTS, his current position as Vice President BD & Consulting Services Group allows him to share his wealth of knowledge with the Enterprise & Public Safety community, helping them make informed, future conscious decisions for their mobility requirements. Beyond having that Strategic Vision in determining the "best fit" approach, Kern's operational experience and problem solving expertise guarantees that the approach is realistic and achievable, keeping the project on time, on budget and on point.  

Location: East Manatee Fire Administration building

                  3200 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

                     Bradenton, FL 34211

Times: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM                

Cost: No Charge for FFMIA members

Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

Point of Contact:

Philip Oakes, FFMIA Training Coordinator Philip.oakes@ffmia.org (307-433-8078) or

Anita L. Black, Fire Marshal, Sarasota Fire Department, FFMIA Regional Director, 5875 Hummingbird Ave, Sarasota, Florida 34241, (941)861-2290

RN: 14870 and 14867

Course ID: 98171 and 98172
This class meets the requirements of 69A-39-009 for fire safety inspector and fire code administrator

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