Public Safety Updates
- Catastrophic storm strains St. Louis’ 9-1-1 system
7.7.23 – The Associated Press – A severe storm system left the St. Louis 9-1-1 system “overwhelmed” last week, with 1,000 calls in an hour and exposing the need to upgrade the system, officials said. In one case, responses to reports of a woman and child hit by falling trees were delayed, and the two later died.
- News in Brief: Perryville outlaws false alarms, Lions Club …
7.12.23 – Cecil Daily – Perryville – The mayor and commissioners of Perryville have approved … outlaws false alarms, Lions Club Charity Run, CCEA needs donations.
- Oregon’s accidental 911 calls jump 40% in a year
7.14.23 – KTVZ – Oregon’s 43 Public Safety Answering Points have seen a 40% increase in accidental dialing of 911 over the past year. “As harmless as 911 hang-up calls may seem, they impact resources,” explained Oregon Department of Emergency Management State 911 Program Manager Frank Kuchta.
- Honeywell to help firefighters access building data
7.3.23 – Government Technology – Honeywell is launching a program that will enable firefighters to access data from about a half dozen public safety technology companies in an emergency. Using apps, firefighters will be able to connect to monitoring stations and safety systems to access information about personnel, locations and hazardous materials.
- Schools boost security, student support with federal grants, new state money
The Nevada Independent – Nevada school districts and charter schools are investing about $8.4 million on initiatives focused on students’ well-being and improving school safety. Those efforts include hiring specialists focused on attendance and behavior, additional school police officers and new fencing and security cameras.
- New Smart Watch For Seniors with Fall Detection from …
7.13.23 – The Bakersfield Californian – The watch includes GPS location services that can be used to locate the wearer in case of an emergency. This feature can be used to send an …
- Supply-Chain Complexities Reshape IT Procurement for Integrators
7.14.23 – CI: QuoteWerks’ Brian Laufer states that now is the time for integrators to evaluate the effectiveness of procurement relationships, processes and tools.
- Integrator Roundtable Highlights How Companies Have …
7.14.23 – SSI – The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, the supply chain crisis, runaway inflation, labor shortage and more have found security …
- Fire Side Chat: The Differences Between NFPA 715 and NFPA 72
7.11.23 – SSI – NFPA began working on new Standard for the Installation of Fuel Gases Detection and Warning Equipment in 2021.
- Your 7-Step Building Security Risk Assessment Guide
7.13.23 – SSI – It’s in your best interest to highlight security vulnerabilities and problem areas as openly and transparently as possible.
- Forcing people to work in deadly heat is mostly legal in the U.S.
7.14.23 – By Jacob Bogage and Eli Tan Washington Post – As the planet records some of its highest average temperatures, workers have barely any legal protections from extreme heat
- Construction jobs up 23K in June
7.7.23 – Yahoo – A report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows construction employment rose again in June, with 23,000 jobs added, beating the average monthly increase of 15,000 this year. More than 6,000 jobs were added in central Ohio during the 12 months through May, thanks to major projects from entities such as Intel and Ohio State University.
- More part-time jobs could be a warning sign for the economy
7.11.23 – Washington Post – The number of people working part time for reasons beyond their control rose by 452,000 last month, the biggest jump in more than three years. Businesses are starting to cut workers’ hours, forcing hundreds of thousands of people into part-time roles, in what could be an early warning sign for the economy.
Fire & Life Safety
- KY: Woman arrested for setting off the fire alarm in her apartment …
7.12.23 – tristatehomepage.com – 26-year-old Patricia Thomas was taken into custody last night. According to a police report, Thomas has been setting off her smoke alarm at …
- WV: State Fire Marshals: Lighting disabled alarm system …
7.10.23 – WOWK-TV -PUTNAM COUNTY, WV – West Virginia State Fire Marshals said in their investigation of the Scott Depot apartment fire that lightning …
- AL: Opelika police searching for Office Depot theft suspect
7.13.23 – WTVM – On July 8, officers began investigating a theft of property, third degree, which occurred at Office Depot …
- BC: Police seek thieves who stole from Heffley Creek store
7.10.23 – Kamloops This Week – Police seek thieves who stole from Heffley Creek store. An alarm went off at 4 a.m. at the business, located in the 7000-block of Yellowhead …
- CA: Burglars scale wall, balcony to ransack Newport Beach home …
7.10.23 – KTLA – Police believe three burglars climbed a glass wall into the backyard, stood on a patio chair to get up to a balcony and shattered a glass door to gain entry to the house. “The suspects ransacked the master bedroom, master bathroom and master closet,” police said
- CA: Burglary At A Groveland Area Church –
7.12.23 – myMotherLode.com – Big Oak Flat, CA – A Groveland woman was arrested for breaking into a local church and causing over $2,000 in damage. Deputies recently responded for a report of a broken window at the First Baptist Church in Big Oak Flat.
- CA: Person Shot During Suspected Break-In At Union City …
7.10.23 – Patch – Person Shot During Suspected Break-In At Union City Cannabis Store – Union City,
- CA: Police seek information on commercial burglary in Venice
7.10.23 – KTLA – Venice commercial burglary Police are asking the public for information that may lead to the identification and arrest of suspects involved …
- CT: Monroe detectives investigate two commercial burglaries
7.14.23 – The Monroe Sun – Monroe, CT – Police responded to two commercial burglaries, about a half-hour apart, late Wednesday into Thursday morning.
- DE: Burglary At Dick’s Sporting Goods
7.10.23 – Delaware LIVE News – Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Dick’s Sporting Goods Friday morning.
- FL: Police on look out for Fort Myers church burglar
7.14.23 – NBC2 News – A male individual committed a burglary at the First Presbyterian Church, located on Second St in downtown Fort Myers on Thursday, July 6.
- HI: Hawaii Island police seek 3 accused of stealing alcohol, money
7.14.23 – Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) – The unknown suspects stole alcohol, among other store items, and an undisclosed amount of money. According to Hawaii Island police, the first suspect is described as having a slender build and was wearing dark colored pants, a black hood, and a green long-sleeved shirt with the words “MIDTOWN” on the back.
- KY: La Grange MedSave robbed again
7.13.23 – Oldham Era – The La Grange Police Department (LPD) confirmed that on Tuesday, officers with the department responded to MedSave on a reported burglar alarm …
- ME: Man charged in break-in at Livermore Falls convenience store
7.12.23 – Sun Journal – Brandon Berry, 34, a transient who appears to be from Lewiston, was charged with felony aggravated criminal mischief and misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass. He was also charged with violating conditions of release on an unrelated case, Adcock said.
- NE: Police investigating southeast Lincoln smoke shop break-in
7.14.23 – 1011now.com – Lincoln Police are investigating after a smoke shop in southeast Lincoln was reportedly broken into early Friday morning.
- PA: Man Arrested After Police Find Him in Closed Doylestown Bar …
7.12.23 – TAPinto – On July 7, Central Bucks Regional Police allegedly found Ryan Joseph Edwards, 28, in the Station Tap House, the bar/restaurant next to the Doylestown train station. Police say that Edwards had tripped the restaurant’s burglary alarm and had “no legitimate reason” to be there.
- SC: Man arrested for allegedly stealing cash from West Ashley …
7.13.23 – WCBD – Ronald McClair, 32, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with violent burglary and possession of burglary tools. The building was unoccupied at …
- UT: Suspect arrested for ripping out and stealing AC units in …
7.13.23 – KSL – Taylorsville – Police have arrested the person who may have been ripping out and stealing AC units after taking the copper wire out of them. Taylorsville Police told KSL they were responding to a burglary alarm around 3:30 a.m.
- WA: Man wanted in attempted burglary of South Hill Papa …
7.11.23 – KIRO-TV – On July 6, a man was seen on surveillance cameras burglarizing a Papa Murphy’s restaurant in South Hill.
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