Safer Buildings Coalition is set to be well represented at the upcoming 2016 International Code Council’s (ICC) Fire Code Action Committee (FCAC) meetings. Chief Alan Perdue, Executive Director of the Safer Buildings Coalition, will be attending the FCAC meetings taking place on March 31 – April 1, 2016 in Chicago, IL. The ICC Code Action Committees are code discipline specific committees whose purposes are to enhance the technical requirements of the International Codes (I-Codes).
The FCAC roster includes ICC members from the International Associations of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Fire & Life Safety Section, the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and other fire service representatives, building officials and industry-code experts.
The Importance of 2016 Fire Code Action Committee
The purpose of these meeting are for the Fire Code Action Committee to review all code change proposals submitted for consideration in the code development process for the 2018 edition of the International Fire Code. The SBC and other interested parties have submitted several request for changes related to International Fire Code Section 510 that contains requirements related to public safety in-building communications.
Chief Perdue added, “It is imperative that the SBC be represented at these meetings to brief the committee on the importance of and help explain the reasoning behind the proposed changes that have been submitted. Additionally, the national fire service organizations utilize this opportunity to gather additional information in order to develop a position in support of or opposition to these proposed code changes.” These code changes will be presented during the April Fire Code Hearings in Louisville, KY.
These code changes dictate the future of public safety wireless communication. Consider joining the Safer Buildings Coalition to ensure that your voice is heard.