NBFAA lobbies in Washington

Monday, June 1, 2009

WASHINGTON--More than 65 NBFAA members, including association board members and state leaders from across the United States, joined the government relations team during a two-day event at the end of April.

Along with a full day of congressional visits, participants went on a dinner cruise sponsored by GE Security, a breakfast briefing sponsored by Altronix, lunch sponsored by Security America Risk Retention Group, and a reception sponsored by Honeywell. GE Security also provided a hospitality and de-briefing room where participants could gather at the end of the day to talk about their experiences.

One of the highlights of the two-day event was the presentation of the NBFAA 2009 Legislator of the Year award to Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-NY).

Rep. Arcuri is the sponsor of H.R. 1680, the Long-Term Care Life Safety Act of 2009, which authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to promote professional retrofit installation of fire alarm detection systems and other fire detection and prevention technologies in nursing homes, assisted-living residences and other appropriate facilities.