Property Responsibility for Maintaining a DAS

Just like fire alarm systems or sprinkler systems, public safety Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) must be maintained in working order and periodically inspected per the International Fire Code, Section 510.6.1: The owner of the building or owner’s authorized agent shall have the emergency responder radio coverage system be inspected and tested annually or where structural changes occur including additions or remodels that could materially change the original field performance tests.

Buildings are responsible for incorporating changes to the broadcast system (e.g. PSERN). Per the International Fire Code, Section 510.6.2: The building owner shall modify or expand the emergency responder radio coverage system at his or her expense in the event frequency changes are required by the FCC or other radio licensing authority, or additional frequencies are made available by the FCC or other radio licensing authority. Prior approval of a public safety radio coverage system on previous frequencies does not exempt this section.

Contract a DAS Vendor

To re-tune and recommission public safety DAS, properties must contract a DAS Vendor by September 1, 2021 to:

  • Assess your current DAS equipment and configuration
  • Perform updates to meet the PSERN radio system requirements
  • Provide instructions and demonstrate to your Building Engineer how to temporarily disable your DAS in the event it is causing interference with the PSERN system

Recommended Criteria for Selecting DAS Vendors

The following are suggested criteria for a property to consider when selecting a DAS Vendor to service a public safety DAS:

  • Valid Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued general radio operator’s license (GROL) held by the vendor.
  • Certification of training by manufacturer of DAS equipment installed in the building.
  • Other DAS training from trade organizations or other DAS equipment manufacturers.
  • Records of performance describing execution of DAS installation, scheduling milestones, and quoted pricing.
  • Records of experience with similar buildings and scopes of work, especially servicing and recertifying DAS.
  • Customer references – consider similar size of building, type of building, geographic location.
  • Demonstrated understanding of local interpretation of relevant fire code.
  • WA licensed professional engineer on staff.

DAS Vendors List

The following companies have expressed interest in performing service work for properties with public safety DAS in King County and provided their contact information. Their inclusion on this list does not represent an endorsement or guarantee of any kind from the PSERN Project or King County. The PSERN Project does not credential, endorse, nor certify DAS Vendors. 

Vendor Name

Point of Contact

Email Address

1st Responders, LLC Scott Slough
ABSCO Alarms, dba Absco Solutions, Inc. Tom Whitaker
Airtower Networks Brandon Harris
Amplified Wireless Solutions, Inc. Jim Muzynoski
BearCom Mark Madison
Berk-Tel Communications Brian Berken
Black Box Paul Brown
Cache Valley Electric Lou Turner
Cal Building Systems John Calvin
Clearline Engineering Lacie Christensen
Commdex, LLC. Kalin Dreyer
Connectivity Wireless Shane Morgan
Cosco Fire Protection Trevor Mathews
CTS Elliot Israel
DAS Simplified Mike Finnegan
Day Wireless Systems Chris Nourse
Decypher Technologies, Inc. Adas Wolk
Digitechx Wireless Robby Kesling
E2Optics, LLC Alexander Danilyuk
EZ-Interface Ruslan “Russ” Matev
Fire Protection Inc David Mow
Fire Systems West, Inc. Matt Carlman
HCI Systems Mike Schmitt
HetNet Matt Brown
Hixxa Communications Inc. Shane Gidcumb
Industrial Communications Chris Gay
Leaf Communications Curtis Burkhart
McKinstry Jeremy Edalgo
Newbridge Wireless Michael Zhang
Northwest Fire Systems Franco Petraski
Notora, LLC Anthony Osorio
Olsen Wireless Steve Olsen
PowerCom, Inc Daniel Partridge
Prime Electric Dan Scarsorie
Puget Sound Instrument Lisa Ratko
Pulse Signal Solutions Stephanie Adkins
SDC Next Steve Corcoran
Silke Communications Kenny Adamson
Skyline Communications Kyle Moore
Stantec Paul Roos
Structured Communications Bill Quesnell
Synergy Protech, LLC Troy Costilla
Tempest Telecom Solutions, LLC Luiz Schiavo
800 MHz Group Bill Silvernail

Please contact if you are a DAS Vendor wanted to be added to the list.