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Fire & EMS News

  • IL: Firefighters respond to what turns out to be burning food at …
    Herald Review – Mount Zion fire trucks line the Drive after being dispatched by a security company to a fire at a group home. Officials said …
  • OR: Fire official: No working smoke alarm in SE Portland …
    4.2.20 – Crews say there were no working smoke alarms in an apartment that caught fire in Southeast Portland Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to the incident at Southeast Main Street and Southeast 80th Avenue at 4:45 a.m. … Firefighters contained the fire to two units. The Red Cross is assisting three displaced occupants.
  • TX: North Austin family escapes house fire thanks to smoke alarms
    4.3.20 – CBS – Austin, Texas — Four people were able to escape a house fire early Friday morning in North Austin. It happened just west of Dessau Road just after 3 a.m. The Austin Fire Department says a smoke alarm saved the family inside. A total of four people were displaced.

Crime News

  • FL: WATCH: Burglar spooked himself with after setting off alarm …
    4.1.30 – NBC2 – The mystery male who tried rummaging through a car around 3:25 a.m. on March 29 could be in his mid to late 20’s. Fort Myers, Fla. – Home surveillance video captured the hilarious moment when an unknown burglar scared himself after setting off an alarm
  • GA: Armed Georgia Homeowner Stops Knife-Wielding ‘Hoodlum …
    3.30.20 – Western Journal – The Armed Georgia Homeowner Stops Knife-Wielding ‘Hoodlum’ … According to WGXA, the homeowner fended the coupling attacker with shots …
  • HI: Wailuku Man Faces Heightened Charges in Burglary Case …
    4.1.20 – Maui Now – At about 12:24 p.m. on March 31, William Heintz was arrested and charged for three counts of Burglary of a … As a result of the search, several illegal drugs, including heroin, crystal … Due to the County of Maui being in a Disaster Emergency Relief Period, the Burglary of a Dwelling becomes an “A” Felony.
  • IL: Police: 2 arrested for JC Penney burglary
    3.31.20 – newschannel20.com  – Springfield Police arrested two people accused of breaking into the JC Penney store in Springfield. We’re told police were called to the store …
  • IN: 2 arrested on gun charges after police respond to burglary alarm
    4.2.20 – Highland – Police arrested three men and two teenage boys — two of whom are accused of carrying guns without a permit — after responding early Tuesday to a burglary alarm at a pawn shop, an official said. … Police checked the building and found no signs of a break-in, he said.
  • KS: Kan. burglary suspect also accused of stay-at-home violation.
    3.31.20 – Shawnee County– Law enforcement authorities are investigating two burglaries and have a suspect in custody. … On March 24, the Shawnee County Health Department issued a Safer-at-home order that went into effect March 26.
  • KY: False alarm at BGSU president’s home
    3.31.20 – A panic alarm at Bowling Green State University’s president home was accidentally set off Monday. The alarm was sent to BGSU police around 11 a.m., and they responded as did officers with the Bowling Green Police Division since the BGSU property is in the city.
  • NC: Man arrested in Cricket Wireless break-in
    3.31.20 – Wilson Times – Police responded to a 2:45 a.m. burglary alarm call at Cricket Wireless, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud. When ..
  • OH: Men arrested, charged with violating ‘stay at home’ order …
    3.31.20 – WXII – All four arrested were charged with class two misdemeanors of non-essential travel in violation of the stay at home order.The men arrested were Jason Oesterreich, 42, of Locust; Justin Reeder, 34, of Huntersville; Carl Ubinas, 52, of Mooresville; and Isaiah Burner, 23, of Statesville. Oesterreich, Reeder and Ubinas were …
  • OR: Burglar nabs 6 laptops in under 30 seconds from Tigard Office …
    4.3.20 – Fox 12 Tigard – A burglar broke into a Tigard Office Depot early Friday, making off with six laptop computers in less than 30 seconds, police say. Officers determined the burglar used a hatchet to shatter the Office Depot’s exterior glass and an interior glass wall, according to Tigard police.
  • TX: Alarm, video lead to arrest of Longview man on burglary charge
    4.3.20 – Longview News Journal – An alarm going off and video surveillance led Longview police to arrest a 37-year-old man Thursday morning and charge him with breaking into a building, police spokesman Brandon Thornton said in a statement. … The owner of the building provided video that showed Eaves breaking a window and entering the building.
  • WA: Spokane police arrest burglary suspects as officers keep watch during business closures
    3.31.20 – The Spokane Police Department made multiple burglary arrests this week after putting an emphasis on minimizing commercial burglaries amid coronavirus business closures. At about 2 a.m. Tuesday, a business alarm at a shopping center near Shadle Park High School was set off. When police arrived they saw a metal roll-up door had been pried open.

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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 – 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