Public Safety Updates
- MB: Hanover considers issuing fines for false fire alarms
2.24.22 – Steinbach Online – The RM of Hanover may soon begin to issue fines for false alarms. The Rural Municipality of Hanover is in the process of updating its Fire Prevention Bylaw to include a penalty for false alarms. Fire Chief Paul Wiebe says his department responds to a significant number of false alarms.
- Inspectors found faulty alarm panel 6 months before …
2.25.22 – Richmond, Va. (WWBT) – According to Richmond Fire, inspectors found a faulty alarm panel in Fox Elementary School just six months before the massive fire. Inspectors found the alarm panel in “trouble” mode back on Aug. 24, 2021, Richmond Fire said.
- Longview woman helps change International Fire Code to ensure more CO detectors in Longview woman helps change International Fire Code to ensure more CO detectors in public buildings after parents died of poisoning in hotel.
2.26.22 – KHQ – Kris Hauschildt has the same question today she had nine years ago when her parents died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a North Carolina hotel: Why were there no laws to protect her loved ones from a lethal gas leak in a commercial building?
- Alarmaggedon? AT&T Pulls the Trigger on Its 3G Sunset Date
2.24.22 – SSI – Steve Karantzoulidis – AT&T shutdown its 3G service on Feb. 22, leaving an estimated 2 million people without alarm services. Here are some tips if you still have upgrading to do.
- Technology Companies Should Prepare for Uptick in Cyberattacks Amid Ukraine Crisis
2.22.22 – CEPro – As more technology companies fall victim to cyberattacks, experts warn cybersecurity threats could increase as a result of political unrest.
- Study Finds Indoor Air Quality Often Worse at Home Than in Offices
2.23.22 – CEPro – Recent findings by Honeywell indicate multiple opportunities for integrators to aid and improve indoor air quality of WFH environments.
- Surviving the Analog-to-Digital Transition (Part 2): Identifying Metrics, Workflow Process & Leadership
2.25.22 – SSI – While analog systems and processes are comfortable to long-term employees who seriously dislike change, those same systems will repel new, younger talent who are more tech savvy.
- Making Sure You Have a True Understanding of the Application of Relay Devices
2.22.22 – SSI – Bob Dolph – It never hurts to review the importance of sound basic skills and practices, especially when many experienced techs are responsible for training newbies.
Fire & EMS News
- FL: Firefighters responded to fire alarms at a Gainesville daycare
2.23.22 – The Independent Florida Alligator – A fire raged at a Gainesville daycare center Tuesday morning while it was closed. Gainesville Fire Rescue crews arrived at Kid City USA about eight minutes after a fire alarm system notification at 3:45 a.m., according to a GFR press release.
- CA: Police: Crescent Park home targeted by burglars for a second time
2.24.22 – Palo Alto Weekly – Someone reportedly broke the glass of a rear door at a home and entered the house. The alarm company notified the police that a burglar alarm was sounding.
- CT: Police: Door broken, handbags and jewelry taken in New …
2.22.22 – New Canaan – Police are investigating a home burglary that was reported Monday afternoon on White Oak Shade Road. New Canaan police said the resident arrived home around 5:35 p.m. and found a rear patio door broken and handbags and jewelry were taken, police said in a statement Tuesday.
- FL: CBS4 Exclusive: Surveillance Shows Same Burglar Returning …
2.21.22 – CBS4 – A Miami police spokeswoman has called him “quite brazen” and now detectives are investigating both cases. They say there has not been an unusual …
- GA: Atlanta Police seek information in Toussant Namdi burglary
2.21.22 – 11 Alive – Atlanta Police working to identify individuals caught ransacking store, stealing $25,000 worth of merchandise. Atlanta Police are now trying …
- GA: Popular Atlanta restaurant Slutty Vegan among several businesses burglarized
2.22.22 – 11 alive – Johnson said she was alerted around 4 a.m. when her business’ security alarm went off. She and her husband are currently out of town which makes this more upsetting.
- IA: Cedar Rapids ATM robbed early Saturday morning
2.26.22 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa (KWWL)- Cedar Rapids Police officers responded to an alarm at an ATM at Dupaco Community Credit Union of Williams Boulevard Southwest at 6:30 Saturday morning. Officers found the ATM heavily damaged and the security locks broken. Police believe two suspects worked together to steal the money.
- IL: Would-Be Thief Confronted By Man With Gun At Jewelers …
2.26.22 – CBS Local – In the dark of night, a suspected would-be thief began eyeing the pricey pieces inside a store on Jewelers Row downtown, and then smashed …
- MI: Teen arrested in Marlette break-in
2.2.22 – Sanilac County News – Officers found the glass to the front door had been broken out. Law enforcement quickly tracked the 15-year-old male suspect through fresh snow …
- MO: Teenager fatally shot inside a Jennings business, police say
2.26.22 – STL Today – The suspect, who was known to the victim, according to police, fled the scene.
- NC: Police respond to residential alarm, arrests man with …
2.21.22 – Sandhills Sentinel – During the officer’s investigation, it was determined that Kevin Edward Makely was wanted for outstanding criminal warrants.” Makely was found …
- NY: Suspect sought in series of home robberies in northeast Queens
2.21.22 – QNS – 26 inside a home, where a 74-year-old man returned home and discovered he was missing property.
- OK: Police Investigating Overnight Burglary At Tulsa Gas Station
2.24.22 – Newsbreak – Tulsa police are investigating a burglary at a gas station. The alarm was…
- TN: Business Burglary Suspect Identified And Arrested In Bradley County
2.24.22 – Chattanoogan – Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a business alarm around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday.
- TN: Police looking for liquor store thief in Franklin
2.23.22 – WSMV – According to police, surveillance footage showed a man repeatedly stashing liquor bottles down his pants at Westside Wine and Spirits on Front …
- TX: Police in Central Texas arrest men accused of burglarizing …
2.22.22 – KWTX – Police in Central Texas arrest men accused of burglarizing several businesses. Copperas Cove, Texas – Police on Monday arrested two suspects, identified as James Darell Lincoln and Isaac John Allan of Copperas Cove, after several businesses were burglarized.
- UT: 6 suspects arrested for ATM theft of $80,000 following chase
2.25.22 – KSL – ST. George, Utah— Six suspects were put in jail after allegedly breaking an ATM at a bank branch on Sunset Blvd according to court documents. St. George Police responded to a bank alarm and found a torn apart ATM and the bank reported over $80,000 missing.
- VA: Henrico police respond to incident at 7-Eleven
2.25.22 – Henrico, Va. (WWBT) – Henrico police responded to an incident at a 7-Eleven in the Tuckahoe Shopping Center. Multiple police vehicles were on the scene for a call that came in originally as a possible robbery. Detectives have said that a robbery did not occur.
- WA: Othello man arrested for burglary at Commercial Tire
2.22.22 – KHQ – Moses Lake, Wash – According to their report, an alarm sounding in the morning hours sent deputies and officers to the scene, where they began checking the rear of businesses. A hole in the outside fence was located, and MLPD’s K9 Jester was called to assist with the search.
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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
- Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Director – Dera DeRoche Jolet
- Mississippi Security Association Director – Jack Torrence
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Riley Fields
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Kelly Ryan
- Associate Director – Brian Villari
- False Alarm Reduction Association Director – Kerri McDonald
- Executive Director – Brad Shipp
- Mississippi Security Association Alternate – Shelley Pettit
- Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Jim Emerick
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Danna Fowble
- False Alarm Reduction Association Alternate – Alicia Vela