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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.

Featured Articles

  • 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 …

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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.