The code may require two-way radio coverage for your building, but the safety of the general public (and what they hold building owners responsible for) consists of much more than that. Just because you received your C of O (Certificate of Occupancy), that doesn’t mean you’re covered.
The NFPA and IFC are clear in their recommendation for two-way radio coverage in buildings and depending on your local municipality, a public safety system may be required for new or upgraded structures. However, building owners need to keep in mind that a key aspect of public safety is the public’s ability to reach out in case of an emergency. With our reliance on our mobile phones today, it makes you think about how your customers or tenants will be able to reach out to first responders in the event of a medical or safety-related emergency. This reliance and expectation of coverage everywhere
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