Bi-Directional Amplifiers

  • November 07, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Four Points by Sheraton; 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike; Norwood, MA


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Join us on November 7th for the SFPE New England Chapter’s Joint Dinner Meeting with the Automatic Fire Alarm Association New England (AFAA-NE) to review Bi-Directional Amplifiers!

We have several presenters to review the different perspectives of BDA’s, and their implementation.  Following the presentations we will have an open forum for questions and answers from the floor.

If you have questions now, please submit your questions by Friday the 4th to allow the presenter’s time to research their answers.  Send questions to:

Joseph Brooks, City of Boston Fire Department, Radio Supervisor

Joe has been a member of the City of Boston Fire Department for 33 years.  He Spent 20 years in dispatch and was promoted to Radio Supervisor in 2005.  In 2014, Joe received the Department’s Molito Award for Excellence. Joe is a member of the Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region - Communications Interoperability Committee and is a member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).  Joe is a state certified communications leader (COML), as well as an Amateur and Commercially Licensed FCC Operator.

Gary B. McCarraher, Town of Franklin Fire Department, Fire Chief  

Gary is the Fire Chief for the Town of Franklin, Massachusetts, Member of the BBRS Fire Protection Fire Prevention Committee, Chair of the International Fire Chiefs Association Communication Committee, and member of the Safe Building Coalition.  Chief McCarraher is a 40-year fire service veteran rising from the rank of volunteer Fire Fighter and serving in four different Sates.  He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Fire and Emergency Management, Associate Degrees in Fire Protection Technology, Fire Science Technology, and Industrial Safety and Health, and a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmetsburg, Maryland.

Admir Surkovic, Radio Solutions, Inc. CEO, Founder

Admir Surkovic is a radio systems engineer and the Founder and CEO of Radio Solutions, Inc. (RSI), a Norwell, Massachusetts based company.  Admir has been developing, designing and delivering BDA systems and other types of public safety communications systems for over 25 years, and  has designed a full line of patent pending , market leading signal booster (BDAs) that are now proudly being manufactured here in Massachusetts.  Radio Solutions, Inc. is dedicated to advancing and delivering wireless communications technologies that help our first responders save lives and improve public safety.

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5:30-6:30PM - Registration & Cocktails (Attitude Adjustment)
6:30-8:30PM - Dinner & Program

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