NBFAA presents Weinstock and other awards

SSN Staff  - 
Saturday, June 1, 2002

SILVER SPRING, Md.-The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association presented a number of different awards during the ISC Show in Las Vegas, including awards for Fire Official of the Year, the Morris F. Weinstock Award and the Sara E. Jackson award.

Jack Menke from the Safety Division of the Kettering, Ohio Fire Department received the 2002 Fire Official of the Year Award for his collaborative spirit in creating an open dialogue with the alarm and security industry. Menke is also a sales manager for Northwestern Ohio Security in Dayton, Ohio.

Dan Jacquish, NBFAA Immediate Past President and President of American Protective Systems, Inc., in Bridgewater, N.J., was presented with the 2002 Morris F. Weinstock Award for his unrelenting dedication and commitment to both the security industry and the NBFAA through the years.

Scot Colby, NBFAA Fire Section Chair and President of the Louisiana Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (LBFAA), won the 2002 Sara E. Jackson Award for representing the NBFAA to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and for his dedication and commitment to the alarm and security industry. Colby, who has worked in the industry since he was 17, helped lead an NBFAA effort to oppose proposed changes to a national fire code. Changes in the NFPA code Colby was fighting against would have forced all fire systems in the U.S. to be UL or FM mandated.

The NBFAA presented Steve Heggemann, Manager of Baltimore County Maryland's Alarm Reduction Team and Member of the Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MBFAA), with the 2002 Police Official of the Year Award, for his reasonable and successful approach to the false alarm issue.

Heggemann, who previously worked in the banking industry for 20 years, has helped Baltimore County reduce the number of alarms every year since the program's inception.