Public Safety Updates
- Report: More respect, autonomy, options will improve 9-1-1
6.29.22 – Route Fifty – The Transform 9-1-1 report recommends that 9-1-1 centers should be made independent from police and fire departments and have additional nonpolice response options, and dispatchers and operators should receive more pay and training, as well as be reclassified as first responders, to help improve response and prevent negative interactions between the public and law enforcement. The report was produced by the University of Chicago Health Lab in collaboration with mayors, state officials, academics and police chiefs.
- SK: Regina issues warning over door-to-door sales of faulty fire …
7.9.22 – CBC News – A residential fire monitoring system being sold door to door in Regina seems to be linked with a dramatic rise in false alarms, Regina Fire and Protective Services says.
- Charleston County schools to test new security technology
6.15.22 – WCIV-TV – Any time a tragedy happens, Charleston County School District says it is always looking to find ways to learn from that tragedy and better its own security. The school district has not made immediate changes yet, but school officials will be testing new technology in the fall.
- Gov. Wolf signs smoke alarm bill; created after fatal daycare fire
7.7.22 – (WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) – Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill created in the wake of a deadly Erie fire. Senate Bill 563 was introduced by State Senator Dan Laughlin after the daycare fire that killed five children in Erie. That fire happened in August 2019.
- Cedarburg Police Department activates Safe Space alarm …
7.7.22 – WTMJ – The Safe Space alarm system allows one-time access to the lobby of the police department, and immediately notifies the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s …
- NYS offering $10 million in funds to abortion service providers …
7.7.22 – CNY Central – Syracuse, N.Y. – New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the state is seeking proposals for $10 million that’s available to …
- NFPA 72 Changes: Remote Access & UL Usage
7.8.22 – SSI – Within the 2022 edition, some stringent rules have been added to quantify what can and cannot be performed via remote access to the fire alarm control unit.
- Weapons Detection Technology to Keep Schools & Public Places Safe From Active Shooters
7.5.22 -SSI – Dave Fraser – Learn about the most common weapons detection technologies available and discover how AI-driven gun detection has emerged as a highly effective solution.
- Algorithm claims to predict crime in U.S. cities before it happens
7.6.22 – SIW – New tool contrasts with previous models for prediction, which depict crime as emerging from ‘hotspots’ that spread to surrounding areas
- Securing Retail Stores with AI-Powered Visual Gun …
7.6.22 – Retail Touch Points – For retail stores, the key to a successful outcome from an active shooter incident lies in the speed of response and the store’s preparedness …
Fire & EMS News
- CA: Blue light: A smoke detector saves the life of an 81-year-old in …
7.10.22 – California 18 – Smoke detector starts because of a burning mattress in Essen-Bergerhausen. Neighbors can put out the fire. Resident comes to the hospital.
- CA: Smoke Fills Upper Stories Of Menifee Business – Lake Elsinore
7.6.22 – Patch – Menifee, CA – A Menifee commercial building evacuated Wednesday after smoke from a possible electrical burnout flooded the upper floor.
- WV: Charleston police officer discovers fire at Gonzoburger before …
7.5.22 – WOWK – A Charleston police officer noticed the smoke and was able to alert Charleston FD before the alarms went off.
- CA: Burglars break into Ten Mile Brewing Company, make away …
7.7.22 – Signal Tribune – Ten Mile Brewing Company in Signal Hill was burglarized early this morning. The bandits made away with a cash register box containing $250 …
- CA: Ventura Bank Robbery Suspect Doesn’t Get Far With The Money
7.7.22 – KVTA – A Ventura bank robbery suspect did not get far with the money thanks to an alert citizen. Ventura police say that around 3:30 PM Thursday …
- FL: Arcade robbery on Cleveland Ave ‘appears to be connected …
7.7.22 – Fox 4 – The armed robbery Thursday morning, that FMPD says ‘appears to be connected’, was at the location of 777 Arcade . No …
- FL: Two suspects arrested for Cape Coral arcade …
7.8.22 – Fox4 – Cape Coral Police say two men were arrested for the White Sands Arcade robbery on Thursday morning. Jwyanza Chito and Lenny Myers are both in …
- IN: Ashley Bays Arrested for Criminal Trespass
7.05.22 – WCTA – The suspect, 43-year-old Ashley Bays of Plymouth was arrested for Criminal Trespass for entering the suite.
- IN: Docs: Suspects arrested in Fishers burglary believed to be …
7.6.22 – Fox59 – Fishers, Ind. — Two men arrested in connection to a Fourth of July home burglary in Fishers are believed to have ties to a theft gang …
- KY: BG Police investigating break-in at vape shop
7.5.22 – BG Independent Media – Bowling Green Police Division is investigating a break-in at a vape. Police received an alarm …
- MI: Four Arrested After Marijuana Dispensary Break Ins, Chase
7.7.22 – WSJM – Four Battle Creek men are facing charges after allegedly breaking into some marijuana dispensaries in Van Buren County and then leading …
- MI: Info sought on overnight burglary at Springfield market
7.9.22 – Fox 17 – Springfield, Mich. – Police are asking for the public’s help solving a burglary at a market early Friday. At 4 a.m. Friday, the Calhoun …
- MI: Marijuana dispensaries burglarized, Kent …
7.5.22 – NewsBreak – Kent County, MI – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating burglaries at two Cedar Springs marijuana dispensaries.
- MI: Suspects sought in robbery of business in Calhoun County
7.10.22 – Springfield, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — Calhoun County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for suspects who broke into a food market early Friday …
- MI: Video shows break-in at Cedar Springs marijuana shop
7.5.22 – Cedar Springs, Mich. (WOOD) – Deputies are looking for whoever broke into two marijuana dispensaries in Cedar Springs early Saturday. The break-ins happened “within minutes of each other” shortly after midnight, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department said. The first one was at Meds Café.
- NE: Copper stolen from Omaha steakhouse on July 4
7.5.22 – KETV – A total of $15000 worth of copper was stolen from Anthony’s Steakhouse in Omaha on July 4, according to a police report.
- NV: Deputies: burglar fled on stolen motorbike
7.5.22 – Pahrump Valley Times – A Pahrump man is facing burglary and other charges after deputies arrested him while trying to escape on a motorbike.
- NY: Ithaca Police Investigating Burglary at a Music Store
7.7.22 – WENY – Ithaca Police are investigating a burglary at a music store overnight. Police responded to Hickey’s music store for an …
- OH: Ohio man wears trash bag over face in disguise attempt …
7.5.22 – North Olmsted, Ohio (WJW) – Police in North Olmsted arrested a man about 45 minutes after they say he tried to wear a black trash bag over his head as a disguise when he broke into a gas station. Officers responded to the GetGo gas station around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
- VA: Prince William Police looking for suspect who allegedly …
7.8.22 – Woodbridge, Va. (WRIC) – The Prince William County Police Department is asking for help identifying and locating a man who they say broke into a laundromat in Woodbridge.
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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 – 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