SIA and ESA Present “First Responder and Security Industry Access to Disaster Areas” Webinar

Security Industry Association (SIA)

SIA and ESA Present “First Responder and Security Industry Access to Disaster Areas” Webinar

Alexandria, VA – The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) will present a free webinar on January 31, 2012, “First Responder and Security Industry Access to Disaster Areas.” The webinar will take place from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST).

In this roundtable discussion, state and industry experts and webinar participants will discuss efforts underway within the DHS and state emergency management and law enforcement officials to create state-by-state, access control efforts and standard operating policies and procedures impacting the first responder and security community. Up-to-date status of various state-adopted procedures that could impact security industry companies and employees during a disaster or terrorist event will be reviewed.

Speakers will also discuss the challenges of access to emergency zones, the Mississippi and Louisiana SOP’s and other state activities now underway — including a national approach to the issue of “access.” Emergency response planning, access control, resources and training, and technology available to first responders will also be addressed.

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  • Bob McVeigh, Chairman of ESA’s Industry Affairs Committee, past president of the Connecticut Alarm and Systems Integrators Association (a Chartered Chapter of ESA), and VP and GM of Security Solutions, Inc. Norwalk, CT.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Dennis Kelly, Project Executive, Pegasus Program, Member, DHS, Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Committee
  • Roger Roehr, Principal, Roehr Consulting, Member, GSA FIPS 201 shared service solution
  • Craig Wilson, Unified Industries, Inc., Contractor, Protection and National Preparedness, National Continuity Programs (NCP)/ Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

About the Security Industry Association (SIA)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities, and fostering collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Expos and Conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground Conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.