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Course: Design Implications of Emergency Rescue Radio Systems (ERRS) Introductory Course

Category: Health Safety and Wellness

Continuing Education System: 1 Credit Hour


Topic: Project Planning & Design - Building Systems, Materials, Assemblies


Contact/Schedule: Bryan Harris, PE, MLIS, RCDD at or 330-526-2716 


Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the design implications and impact of Emergency Rescue Radio Systems (ERRS) on new construction. These systems, although required by building codes for many years, have recently come into focus in light of current events. Proper planning for ERRS can reduce construction costs and provide safer buildings. This course will first provide an overview of ERRS and then discuss architectural and engineering design considerations for cost effective implementation these systems.


Prerequisite: A general knowledge of the design and construction process for a new building.


Course Details:

Emergency Rescue Radio Systems are critical to first responders in times of crisis. These systems allow responders to use their radio communication devices within buildings that may have reduced signal coverage due to particular types of construction or environmental conditions at critical times. Understanding the requirements for planning for this infrastructure can avoid significant costs associated with providing the system after the building is built.


Learning Objectives:

- Describe the purpose of Emergency Responder Radio Systems and their benefit to emergency responders.

- Discuss the requirements for adequate signal coverage for an Emergency Responder Radio System and how to assure that coverage requirements are met.

- Describe the ongoing maintenance requirements for Emergency Responder Radio Systems and the safety implications of inadequate maintenance. 

Presenter: Bryan Harris, PE, MLIS, RCDD


Bryan has over 35 years of experience designing, building, and administering telecommunications and technology systems. He obtained his Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from The University of Akron and his Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and West Virginia. Bryan joined Building Industry Consulting Services International (BiCSi) in 1997 and has held the RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) credential since 2005. He has held positions in the public sector, private sector, and consulting field. His experience includes voice, data, and video networks for organizations sized from small independents to international firms. High-security networks he has designed include those for the electric utility industry, healthcare, and government organizations. Technologies used include short- and long-haul fiber, private microwave, software defined networks, and traditional leased facilities.