FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: November 2017

  “We are all a part of everything.  The future, present and the past.” – Charlie Daniels, Song Writer, Artist, Singer   When you drive through the Florida Keys you ride through endless miles of lush island scenery. Somehow it exceeds even your greatest imaginings as to what a tropical paradise might be. There is [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: November 20172017-10-26T15:03:09-05:00

Preparing for Hurricane Irma

The Alarm Association of Florida office will be closed as of 5:00 PM Eastern, Wednesday September 6, 2017. It will remain closed until such time as safety and logistics permit our return. This is a dangerous storm and recovery time will be lengthy. All classroom training for September will be postponed and rescheduled. We will [...]

Preparing for Hurricane Irma2017-12-06T17:50:24-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: October 2017

‘Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow them.’ Madame de Stael  French author (1766 - 1817)   I had occasion recently to travel with two friends to a business meeting by vehicle and the trip lasted about four hours. The meeting we attended was not related to the security industry and in fact dealt with [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: October 20172017-12-06T17:50:24-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: September 2017

"Only the educated are free." ~ Epictetus 55-135 BC (Greek Philosopher and exponent of Stoicism)   For many years the Alarm Industry Foundation of Florida (a sister organization of the AAF) has provided scholarships for member’s children and children of public safety personnel. AIFF has donated tens of thousands of dollars to many students. Each [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: September 20172017-12-06T17:50:24-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: August 2017

C. Fields, a lifetime agnostic, was discovered reading a Bible on his deathbed. "I'm looking for a loop-hole," he explained. - William Claude Dunkenfield 1880-1946, American Comedian and Actor, (W.C. Fields).   Most days are ‘routine’ in that they contain similar subject matter within the industry.. I say ‘routine’ with tongue in cheek because there [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: August 20172017-12-06T17:50:24-05:00

FLORIDA POLICE CHIEF’S ASSOCIATION HONORS THEIR PAST AND AAF PRESENT

During the week of July 9-12, 2017 the Florida Police Chief’s Association held their annual summer members meeting at Trump National Doral. At this meeting the FPCA presented many awards to people who have devoted their energies and careers to law enforcement and the support thereof. The Alarm Association of Florida and the Security Industry [...]

FLORIDA POLICE CHIEF’S ASSOCIATION HONORS THEIR PAST AND AAF PRESENT2017-12-06T17:50:24-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: July 2017

“I can’t afford to put one of these trucks on my Visa Card!” – E4 Rick Guinn, Company A, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry, 53rd Infantry Brigade On a spectacularly brilliant February day in 1971, the Florida Army National Guard Company A in Hollywood, Florida was set to conduct field training west of their armory location. [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: July 20172017-06-26T14:09:10-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: June 2017

“Next morning we sent for the burglar-alarm man and he came up and explained that the reason the alarm did not 'go off' was that no part of the house but the first floor was attached to the alarm.” ~ Mark Twain – American Humorist 1835-1910, “The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm”   If you [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: June 20172017-05-31T14:28:16-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: May 2017

“Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.” Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  This month’s message includes an easy to read cross reference chart above which I guarantee most Florida [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: May 20172017-12-06T17:50:25-05:00