Emergency Responder Radio Coverage

Per IFC 510 Emergency Responders Radio Coverage the follow buildings will require a survey as outlined below:

  • For any structure with an overall square footage of 12,000 square feet

  • For any structure with a height of 30’ or more above grade level

  • For any structure with a level below grade

  • For any structure determined to be of concern of proper radio communication, CJCFPD can request a signal strength study to be completed

Testing with results must be shown to have acceptable emergency radio coverage. If that test fails, a TCO may be signed with an obligation to complete within six months. If determined through testing an in-building emergency radio communication enhancement system is required, that system…
    •  Shall be listed for that use (this applies to all systems and components)
    • System design, installation, qualification of personnel, and acceptance testing must follow the current adopted IFC 510 and NFPA 72

More Testing Information…

  • A field test will be performed by CJC personnel at the time of CO utilizing CJC portable two-way communications. If that test fails, a TCO may be signed with an obligation to complete enhancement within six months

  • The system must be monitored through the building’s fire alarm system for loss of power; failure of the battery charger; low-battery capacity indication when 70% of the 12-hour operating capacity has been depleted; malfunction of the donor antenna and active RF-emitting device(s); and failure of any critical system components and provide either an audible warning or “trouble”

  • The system performance and reliability must be tested on installation and maintained operational at all times

  • An annual inspection is also required

  • To learn more about why this requirement exists, click here