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NBFAA offers web-based training

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

IRVING, Texas--Web-based courses on the latest security technology are being offered to National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association members at a reduced cost, the organization announced last month.
NBFAA has teamed with STAM Multimedia to offer courses on CCTV, digital video and networking, fiber optic technology and biometrics technology.

Leaders fund program

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and the Western Burglar & Fire Alarm Association Unilateral Apprenticeship and Training Committee developed a four-year distance learning apprenticeship program for fire/life safety and low-voltage technicians in California thanks to a $150,000 donation by four industry leaders.

NBFAA supports security system installation tax deduction bill

Under the bill, business and independent taxpayers would receive deductions for professionally installed systems
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10/01/2005

WASHINGTON--Businesses and independent taxpayers could receive tax reductions by having a security system professionally installed.
The Secure America's Homes and Businesses Act of 2005 goes before Congress this session and would provide up to $5,000 for residential and $50,000 for commercial tax deductions.

Texas legislation keeps verified response proposal balanced

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10/01/2005

DALLAS--The city council planned to pass a verified response ordinance to curb police expenses without notifying residents until a local news station leaked the information in early September. Now the proposed verified response ordinance requiring alarm companies to send private security guards to non-panic or hold up alarms will be discussed with residents at an October city council meeting, thanks to state legislation that took effect in September.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2005

Killington, Vt.
Killington's selectman reviewed a proposed ordinance in September that would require fire or burglar alarm owners to register with the town.

Monitoring firm gets a little help from redundancy

The RIght Response
SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2005

COLUMBUS, Ga.--During a six-hour power outage in August, United Monitoring Services based here, continued business as usual with monitoring assistance from Dice's Corp.

Security firms and government program team up to hire veterans

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10/01/2005

NEW YORK--As more military veterans arrive stateside from duty tours, Hire Vets First, a national program funded by the government, campaigns for veterans to enter the workforce such as the security industry.
Veteran job placement is a priority for Ronald Tocci, commissioner of veteran affairs for the New York Department of Labor.

Grants fund continuing education for law enforcement

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09/01/2005

ROCKVILLE, Md.--Police officials in Canada and the United States can now receive grant funding for continuing education programs as a result of a partnership between the Security Industry Alarm Coalition and the False Alarm Reduction Association.

The National Fire Sprinkler Assoc. creates local chapter

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09/01/2005

DALLAS--The National Fire Sprinkler Association formed a North Texas chapter in July to represent the Dallas and Fort Worth area, a first for the organization in the Southwest region of the country.
The regional branch's mission will mirror that of the national association's 16 state chapters, but at a grassroots level.

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