FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: March 2019

To the Officers, Directors and members of the Alarm Association of Florida As we all know last month Bob Neely officially retired. Officially we are keeping him around for a bit in order to make sure his vast knowledge at least gets a chance to be downloaded somewhere where we can all access it. As [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: March 2019 2019-03-16T14:47:52-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: February 2019

To the Officers, Directors and members of the Alarm Association of Florida   To my esteemed colleagues, friends, associates and family, After 55 years in this crazy industry I am retiring. I spent 25 years as a licensed contractor, 8 years in distribution and twenty years (that’s TWO ZERO/20 for those of you in Chattahoochee) [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: February 2019 2019-01-29T18:10:18-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 2019

‘‘A Police force, wherever they are, is made up of amazing people, and I respect them a great deal.’’ Nancy Mckeon – American Actress   There are dozens of national recognition days tucked into each month of the year. Contained in the month of January this year is ‘National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day’ celebrated on [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 2019 2018-12-18T18:38:35-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: December 2018

‘‘He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.’’ From “THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” by Clement Clarke Moore, American educator, poet, [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: December 2018 2018-11-27T17:48:50-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: October 2018

‘Firemen are going to get killed. When they join the department, they face that fact. When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. They were not thinking of getting killed when they went where death lurked. They [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: October 2018 2018-09-25T14:15:41-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: September 2018

‘The school security issue will be solved when you reach the intersection of ‘Security Street’ and ‘Fire Lane’. Good luck with that.’ The Author In a previous column I described the sickening feeling incurred the day of the Parkland High School shooting. It happened nine miles from our office. The article also outlined the fire [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: September 2018 2018-08-28T14:20:54-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: August 2018

“Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.” Dianne Ackerman, American Poet Consider that this column is written about six weeks before you will read it. The reason this is important in relation to the topic is that this story is about hurricanes and they can occur anytime; [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: August 2018 2018-07-23T14:04:54-05:00