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State & National News

  • From the Archives: 9/11 Hero Tells Tale of Losses, Lessons
    9.11.20 – SSI – In 2004, SSI spoke with ex-Chief Richard Picciotto, the last fireman to escape 9/11’s World Trade Center devastation, about how the electronic security industry could best aid firefighting efforts.
  • BBB alerts consumers to be cautious when approached by …
    9.8.20 -Ozark Radio News – Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns consumers to use caution when shopping for a home security system, especially if approached by an unsolicited salesperson door-to-door or on the phone.
  • BBB says to look out for unethical home alarm system …
    9.10.20 – Fox 2Now – St Louis – More and more homeowners and businesses are choosing alarm systems to scare away burglars. However, some of those companies engage …
  • Don’t overlook the good to root out the bad
    9.2.20 – Police1 – Today’s law enforcement officers are subject to unprecedented scrutiny and demands for accountability. While the vast majority of LEOs serve the public with honor and professionalism, recent events have shown that the misdeeds of even one bad cop can instantly cast aspersions on the entire profession and unravel trust with the public that could take years to rebuild.
  • Sparks police warn about scammers posing as service workers
    9.12.20 – Sparks, Nev. (KOLO) – The Sparks Police Department warns people to beware of unscheduled visits by people who say they are solicitors or service workers. This follows an incident Thursday about 4:30 p.m. when a man went to a home in west Sparks. …

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Fire & EMS News

  • OH: Homeowner kicks in door to rescue dogs from burning house …
    9.12.20 – WKBN – According to the Morning Journal, five departments were called to help put out the fire at a house. An alarm company called the homeowners to tell them their house may be on fire. When the homeowner arrived, he kicked in the doors to rescue two dogs. The house was destroyed.

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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