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NFPA show offers wide variety of choices

May 28, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

WAUNAKEE, Wis.—Carter Rierson, president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, said attending the National Fire Protection Association's Conference & Expo for the first time this year will be like being “a kid in a candy store.”“I've never done NFPA before,” said Rierson, whose company is based here. “I'm planning on taking the NFPA 25 session over the weekend, but other than that I'm just going to leave myself wide open to just to go out there like a kid...

Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, Carter Rierson, Honeywell, NFPA, NFPA Expo, Silent Knight-Farenhyt, SSN


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Schools need to be armed with mass notification!

December 19, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

Shock. Grief. Outrage. Those are some of the feelings we've all experienced in the aftermath of the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Now I'd like to add “frustration” to the list. That's an emotion expressed by some fire installers who say they're frustrated that school officials don't realize how valuable an emergency communications system/mass notification system can be in situation like the one at Sandy Hook, where a young man...

Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, Carter Rierson, ECS, mass notification, Sandy Hook, Security Systems News


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Fire alarm dealer left a great installation legacy

May 2, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

We all like to think that by the time we exit this world, we'll have accomplished something great that we'll be remembered by. But let's face it, most of us are not going to make it into a Who's Who or rate a Wikipedia page for what we've done in life. That's why I found this tribute to fire dealer Larry Esch, who died last summer, so touching. It's a good reminder of what really counts in life: getting the little things right—in this case, fire panel by fire panel. Carter Rierson, president...

Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, Carter Rierson, Larry Esch, Security Systems News, World Security


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NICET training pays off in Wisconsin

April 25, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

WAUNAKEE, Wis.—It pays in this state to have NICET training, according to Carter Rierson, president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, based here.“It has opened up some opportunities for us,” said Rierson, who has attained NICET Level IV and who encourages his staff to have the training.A growing number of municipalities in Wisconsin are now requiring NICET certification before companies can submit plans for review, Rierson said. And some job specifications now are stipulating...

Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, Carter Rierson, Honeywell, ISC West, NICET, Security Systems News, Silent Knight-Farenhyt


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New edition of NFPA 72 to be more user friendly

April 18, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—Come this fall, you won't have to flip through the several hundred pages of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, to find documentation requirements. Now, in the new 2013 edition, you'll find the requirements all laid out for you in one chapter.“There is one significant new chapter in the 2013 edition, a chapter on documentation requirements,” Lee Richardson, National Fire Protection Association staff liaison for NFPA 72, told Security Systems News....

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Running, walking and talking—Day 2 at ISC West

March 30, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

Day 2 of ISC West started off with a bang as in the bang from the starter's pistol as I ran in the annual Mission 500 Security 5K, the running race that Security Systems News helps sponsor. Not only does the race do good—this year the more than 500 participants helped raise about $80,000 for needy children in Mexico, India and Tanzania—but it's a legitimate excuse to take some time to exercise at this busy show. And this year it featured new event, a 2K walk. I heard from several people...

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