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State & National News

  • California to release $15M for places of worship to enhance …
    12.31.19 – KRON – California has put aside a historic amount of money to help places of worship enhance safety and security. Starting in January, the state is set to release up to $15-million in funds for institutions and organizations at risk of hate crimes.
  • What the Tech? Amazon’s Alex Guard adding extra protection …
    1.1.20 – WRCB – If you’re one of the 100 million or so Americans who have an Amazon Echo device in your home, there’s one thing you should do right now to …
  • 2020 brings new area code for Dayton area
    1.1.20 – WHIO – Miami Valley – As 2020 begins, Miami Valley residents should be making preparations for a new area code coming to the region in a few months. The new 326 area code will roll out March 8, however beginning in February local calls will require people dial the full phone number including area code.
  • States across the country plan ambitious legislative agendas for 2020
    1.1.20 – Stateline – The Hill – In interviews with legislators from across the country, many said they would move to fund K-12 and higher education; expand childcare and early education; reconsider their tax codes; and address a shortage of qualified workers in a low-unemployment economy.
  • New year, new laws; Here are some of the changes coming in 2020
    1.1.20 – ABC News – Minimum wage hikes, fees for electric vehicles, new consumer privacy rules, gun regulations — these are just a few of the issues state legislatures have dipped into or will be dipping into over the next decade. NCSL data cited.

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Fire & EMS News

  • IL: Smoke Alarm Credited In Palatine Condo Fire | Palatine, IL …
    12.30.19 – Patch – Palatine, IL — The Palatine Fire Department wants to remind everyone that smoke alarms save lives after one alerted people in the 100 block of W. Brandon Court to a fire Sunday morning, the Daily Herald reported. … The fire was contained to the condo’s laundry room and hallway, according to the Daily Herald.
  • IN: Firefighters called to doctors plaza alarm – Dubois County …
    12.31.19 – The Herald – Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded Monday morning to a pull-alarm activation at Crooked Creek Doctors Plaza. There was no fire associated with the 8:52 a.m. callout, according to Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang. Instead, he added, firefighters …
  • MN: Fire alarm at Grizzly’s sends out Brainerd Fire Department …
    1.2.20 – Brainerd Dispatch- The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, to Grizzly’s Wood Fired Grill & Bar …
  • OH: Camelot Lanes evacuates building over fire alarm scare …
    12.30.19 – WBKN – Camelot Lanes bowling alley in Boardman on Route 224 evacuated the building Sunday night as a result of a fire alarm going off. … The cause of the alarm was an air conditioner malfunction. No one was injured, but Camelot Lanes and the fire department wanted to take precaution and …
  • PA: Smoke alarm helps mother, young son escape fire in Arnold …
    12.31.19 – Tribune – A smoke alarm helped a woman and her 4-year-old son safely escape a fire that heavily damaged a two-story duplex in Arnold on Monday afternoon. The fire in the 2000 block of Proctor Alley was reported around 2 p.m. Firefighters had it put out within about 30 minutes. … The fire destroyed Pirozzi’s side of the duplex.
  • VA: Smoke alarm success: Harrisonburg man safe after alerted by …
    12.31.19 – Augusta Free Press – A Harrisonburg resident is safe today after functioning smoke alarms alerted him to a possible fire inside his home.

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NESA is a federation of state associations established to serve and promote the electronic systems industry at the direction of, and through its affiliated state associations. Five state associations are part of NESA – Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA), Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MDBFAA), Kansas Electronic Security Association (KESA), Arkansas Security Alarm Association (ASAA) and Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (OKBFAA). For more info visit www.nesaus.org.

NESA Board of Directors

  • President – Chris Russell
  • Vice President & – Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Craig Bober
  • Secretary – Kathleen Schraufnagel
  • Treasurer and Arkansas Security Alarm Assn. Director – Rick Howell
  • Past President – Jordon Brown
  • Kansas Electronic Security Alliance Director – Vacant
  • Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Director – Dera DeRoche Jolet
  • Mississippi Security Association Director –  Jack Torrence
  • Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Steven Brekel
  • Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – John Helweg
  • Associate Director – Brian Villari
  • False Alarm Reduction Association Director – Kerri McDonald
  • Executive Director – Brad Shipp
  • Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Alternate – Amy Fuselier
  • Mississippi Security Association Alternate – Shelley Pettit
  • Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate –  Jim Emerick
  • Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Danna Fowble
  • Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate –  Kelly Ryan
  • False Alarm Reduction Association Alternate – Alicia Vela