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TechTalk: First Responder Communications

Did you know it's your responsibility to make sure emergency responder radios work in your building? You're at risk of not getting a certificate of occupancy for a new or newly remodeled facility if it doesn't pass the radio-frequency test required by state and local codes.

In this educational TechTalk seminar*, IBS President Chip Chapman and Columbus Fire Department Battalion Chief David Ringley will review the national, state, and local requirements for public safety in-building communications, including design, equipment, budgeting, and testing.


  • All building owners, especially of high rises, hospitals, senior living facilities, performance halls, schools, factories, and warehouses
  • Architects
  • General contractors
  • Property managers


  • Code requirements from the National Fire Protection Association, International Fire Code, and Ohio Fire Code for in-building communications.
  • Specifications for public-safety systems, including cabling, radio frequency, antennas, power, and pathways.
  • New enforcement guidelines from the City of Columbus for new construction, renovation projects, and high-rise or high-hazard facilities.


Join IBS in person for this seminar (best if you'd like to ask questions and meet Chief Ringley) or by webinar.

Questions? Send them to or call 614-240-5999.

* Approved by the AIA for 1.0 LU/HSW credit