UL 2524 guides emergency radio communication enhancement systems (ERCES) that allow first responders to communicate wirelessly during an emergency through two-way radios with enhanced coverage area and increased signal strength. Two-way radio communication products covered in the standard include repeaters, transmitters, receivers, signal booster components, remote annunciators, operational consoles, power supplies, and battery charging system components.
“As first responders are called into large buildings and tall skyscrapers, radio systems sometimes are not equipped to communicate with each other over such great distances,” said Allan Sanedrin, a principal engineer for the fire and life safety signaling systems team at UL. “When in-building emergency responder radio systems comply with UL 2524, they will perform as intended, helping to improve first responder’s safety during emergency situations. With the OSHA recognition of UL 2524, this further communicates this standard’s importance to building managers around the country.”
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