Public Safety Updates
- CO: Denver program aims to streamline 911 communications …
4.26.22- Denver Gazette – The program is intended to free up call takers to focus on helping people in Denver with emergencies by decreasing calls to 911 for alarm responses, according to the release. The service does not charge any fees, and residences and businesses with alarms are automatically part of the program.
- OH: Proposed bill could put a stop to charging domestic violence …
4.27.22 – WHIO -— Some victims of crimes are finding they owe the city hundreds of dollars after making a call to police. It’s a called nuisance ordinance, …
- Age-Dependent Responsiveness to Smoke Alarm …
4.25.22 – PubMed – Conclusions: This study demonstrates the substantial influence of child age on the effectiveness of audible smoke alarms during childhood. Among 12-year-olds, only 56.3% escaped within 1 minute (and 67.6% within 2 minutes) to a high-frequency tone.
- Lessons learned from the Brooklyn subway shooting
4.29.22 – SIW – Joel Griffin – Experts weigh in on the potential impact of the attack on mass transit and how the industry can better stay ahead of future threats
- Ideas on mute? Study: Remote meetings dampen brainstorming
4.27.22 – AP – Video meetings dampen brainstorming because we are so hyper-focused on the face in that box that we don’t let our eyes and minds wander as much, a new study found.
- Understanding Employee Value
4.28.22 – CI – Assessing the employment landscape, short-tenured workers and how to measure real value.
- Texadia Systems Offers Insights on Reaching the ‘Commercial-Resi’ Markets
4.26.22 – CI – How Texadia Systems continues to meet commercial and residential client needs with service agreements and how it gives back to the community.
- Report: Opportunities Increasing, But Integrators Struggling to Win Bids
4.28.22 – SSI – System Surveyor’s Physical Security Industry Benchmark shows digital transformation is having an impact on the industry, but needs to be better utilized to address client needs.
- NFPA 72 2022 Edition Brings Changes to Inspection, Testing & Maintenance
4.28.22 – SSI – Shane Clary -Fire/life-safety expert Shane Clary reviews changes and additions to Chapters 14 and 10 in the 2022 Edition of NFPA 72.
- OSDP Offers Encryption Prescription: Why It’s Better Than Wiegand
4.25.22 – SSI – John Nemerofsky – Combined with modern credentials, OSDP provides a way for secure end-to-end deployments with lower installation and operational costs.
Fire & EMS News
- FL: Choctaw High School student charged after pulling fire alarm …
4.26.22 – WEAR – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says the student, Astor Onandy Trochez Palma, later told deputies he pulled the alarm as a joke. Palma was …
- WI: No smoke detectors found after fire kills woman on Milwaukee’s south side
4.29.22 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Firefighters found no smoke alarms in an apartment building where a woman died in a fire on Milwaukee’s south side Thursday evening.
- CA: Alleged bike shop burglar arrested after brief chase
4.29.22- Palo Alto Online – Police said one of the men fled the scene on foot but was arrested after a short pursuit. The second man drove away in a white Ford Transit-250.
- CA: Garden Grove man arrested on suspicion of bank robbery in …
4.29.22 – LA Times – Jose Luis Gomez, 45, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of robbing a Fountain Valley Bank of America.
- CA: Man arrested after Palo Alto bike shop burglary, one suspect at large
4.28.22 – KRON – Police were called to Cardinal Bike Shop around 4:30 a.m. when the police dispatch center received a silent burglar alarm activation from the store. Upon arrival, officers found two suspects leaving the store through a smashed front window, PAPD said.
- CA: Tulare PD determine second bank robber in April acted alone
4.29.22 – Sun Gazette – According to the police department, on April 27 police responded to a silent hold-up alarm from Citizens Business Bank located at 1901 E …
- DC: Suspect disabled smoke alarms, set up camera in apartment …
4.26.22 – WJLA – A source close to the investigation tells 7News Reporter John Gonzalez, that on Friday, Spencer disabled the smoke alarms and set up a camera in …
- FL: Residents say security cameras caught thief in Miramar …
4.27.22 – Newsbreak – Neighborhood crime alert: Residents say security cameras caught thief in Miramar, Avondale ; Man, woman found dead in Oceanway home, Jacksonville …
- KS: Two Businesses Damaged
2.27.22 – KSAL – Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that at 1:10 a.m., an officer patrolling on Broadway Blvd. heard an audible alarm at C & C Auto.
- NE: Lincoln smoke shop hit in burglary
4.28.22 – Journal Star – A Lincoln smoke shop is out more than $3,000 after an overnight burglary. Lincoln Police Capt. Todd Kocian said officers responded to an alarm at SJ’s Smoke shop a little after 2 a.m. Thursday morning and found the front window shattered.
- NY: Hartwick Man Charged With Burglary After String of Burglaries
4.29.22 – Spot on NY — A Hartwick man is arrested after a string of burglaries in March and April 2022. According to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office.
- NY: Thief nabs $6K worth of medications and more at Spencer …
4.27.22 – Scarsdale News – Police said entry was made by breaking a glass front door. Reported stolen was $1 in cash; $6,613 worth of medications and controlled substances …
- OH: Police make arrest following two different bank robberies
4.29.22 – WLWT – Mount Healthy and Pierce Township police departments have charged Derek Carpenter, 30, with aggravated robbery in connection with two different …
- OH: Police respond to robbery at PNC bank on North Bridge Street in Chillicothe
4.27.22 – Chillicothe Gazette – Police were dispatched to the bank around 11:38 a.m. Wednesday in response to a burglary alarm. The police report states that a drive-thru burglary alarm was set off by a bank teller.
- SC: Deputies take 3 people into custody following Dollar General …
4.27.22 – WMBF – Three people are in custody after a robbery in Florence County, the sheriff’s office confirmed.
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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
- 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 – 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