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Industry News

  • Carrollton Business Leader, Chris Russell, Announces Run for Texas Senate District-12
    9.24.21 – CARROLLTON, TEXAS, EINPresswire.com/ — Chris Russell, the owner of a security and fire alarm company, and the President of one of the oldest Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) in Texas announced today he is running for the open District-12 Senate seat currently held by Jane Nelson. “We are fortunate to have the ‘Iron-Lady’ in Texas politics represent us,” said Russell. “It is my goal to serve with the same distinction, work ethic, and values she has brought to the job,” he continued.
  • TMA Annual Meeting converted to virtual format –  …
    9.20.21 – SIW – The Monitoring Association (TMA) on Monday announced that it has decided to convert its in-person 2021 Annual Meeting, originally scheduled to take place Oct. 9-14 in Maui, Hawaii, to a virtual format on Oct. 12-14 due to health and safety concerns related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

State & National News

  • New Tax Bill Passes in the House Ways and Means Committee
    9.22.21 – Mitch Reitman – On September 15, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee passed a tax bill designed to raise revenue for President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.  It contains significant changes to the estate and gift tax laws, and the income tax laws related to them. 
  • What you need to know about false alarms
    9.23.21 – ZDNet – Check with the local government to see if they require a burglar alarm or security permit. Permits aren’t required everywhere, but the number of …
  • Industry Steps Up to Secure Sites Across America
    9.22.21 – SSI – Three recent deployments — spanning a school, port and transit — are spotlighted to help security pros prevent terror tragedies. 
  • OSHA to Issue New Rules to Combat Heat When …
    9.20.21 – Newsweek — The new rule will focus interventions and workplace inspections on days when the heat index exceeds the specified temperature to help prevent …

Business Tips

Fire & EMS News

  • CA: Chemistry class accident triggers fire alarm …
    9.22.21 – The Chronicle – A lab accident in a sophomore chemistry class produced an excess amount of smoke, causing an Upper School-wide fire evacuation Tuesday morning. … Whitney Enenstein ’24, who was in the class where the accident occurred, said that an extreme reaction triggered the fire systems.
  • MO: Rockport Heights evacuated after smoke alarm goes off
    9.21.21- Leader Publications – Rockport Heights Elementary School students and staff were evacuated at about noon Monday (Sept. 20), when a fire alarm went off, Principal Janine Hueter said in a letter to parents. “The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority,” Hueter said. …
  • TX: Pet resort caught on fire, city asks fire code to be updated
    9.20.21- Austin American-Statesman – According to the Georgetown Fire Chief, John Sullivan, the Ponderosa Pet Resort facility was not required to have smoke alarms or a sprinkler system because of its square feet, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

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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