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Public Safety Updates

  • GA: City postpones fire alarm vote
    2.20.21 – Tifton Gazette – TIFTON – Tifton City Council postponed a vote on amending a fire alarm ordinance.

State & National News

  • Heading out? Ring’s new geofencing feature can remind you …
    2.17.21 – TechHive – The Ring app can now remind you to arm your devices as you’re crossing the boundary of your geofenced area. Besides the “home” and “away” reminders, the Ring app can now automatically “snooze” certain alerts when you’re on your way home.
  • Hospitality Industry Turns To Aspirating Smoke Detection
    2.18.21 – Facility Executive –  With aspirating technology, early smoke detection like the Xtralis VESDA VEA allows hotel and resort managers to put more occupants in a given indoor space so in the event of a fire, earlier notification allows guests to exit the building faster.
  • Will the new administration be good for security?
    2.17.21- SSN – YARMOUTH, Maine—As with every change in administration, the impact, either good or bad, on the security industry is something that has been hotly debated in this column before, and one that is at the heart of this month’s News Poll.

Business Tips

Fire & EMS News

  • CA: Chumuckla Elementary School Struck By Lightning …
    2.15.21 – NorthEscambia.com – Chumuckla Elementary School was struck by lightning on Monday. The Allentown Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a fire alarm at the …
  • IN: 100 animals die in Indiana pet store fire
    2.16.21 – NBC12 – Indianapolis (Gray News) – A fire at an Indiana pet store resulted in approximately 100 animals dying from smoke inhalation. · Several fire …
  • LA: HFD responds to smoke alarm
    2.17.21 – hammondstar.com – “The motor inside an air conditioning unit overheated and it caused some smoke, which set the alarm off,” he said. … “We responded to an alarm at Dirt Cheap at the same time and what happened there was one of their sprinkler pipes busted, setting off an alarm,” he said. “There also was no damage there as well.”
  • MO: Large water pipe bursts at Springfield apartment complex as …
    2.16.21 -KY3 – Large water pipe bursts at Springfield apartment complex as cold temperatures continue.
  • OK: Apartment Destroyed Due To Winter Weather …
    2.16.21 – Oklahoma City – A woman in Norman told KOCO 5 that her apartment is destroyed after pipes broke. She said a pipe burst and left her and her roommate’s apartment drenched. “Honestly, the fire alarm came off,” Kendra Lane said. Lane thought the alarm was just a drill, so she grabbed a few things and went outside.
  • ON: CO alarm warns Collingwood woman of potentially deadly …
    2.18.21 – Collingwood Today – A carbon monoxide alarm can save lives. A Collingwood resident is hoping her close call with carbon monoxide will encourage others to check their alarms. “The problem was a leak in the furnace.” …

Crime News

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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. Seven state associations are part of NESA – Arkansas Security Alarm Association (ASAA), Kansas Electronic Security Association (KESA), Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association (LLSSA), Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MDBFAA), Mississippi Security Association (MSA), Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (OKBFAA) and Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA).  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 – Alberto Hook
  • 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 –  Kerri McDonald