NBFAA Presents Weinstock, Jackson Awards at Summer Conference


The National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) presented Scot Colby of Bayou Security Systems Inc. the Morris F. Weinstock Memorial Award, and Frank Burke of USA Alarm Systems Inc. the Sara E. Jackson Memorial Award at the association’s 2008 Summer Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

The Morris F. Weinstock Memorial Award was first presented in 1970. The family of the NBFAA co-founder and past president initiated the award’s creation. The award is presented in appreciation for outstanding individual achievement and continued efforts on behalf of the association and the industry.

Colby has been involved in the alarm and security industry for more than 25 years and has spent a majority of his career with Bayou Security Systems Inc. in Shreveport, La.He has volunteered for associations including the Louisiana Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (LBFAA) – now the Louisiana Life Safety and Security Association – and the NBFAA.

Today, Colby is still active in the industry through his work on the Remote Station Committee, the NFPA 72 Signaling Systems Committee, and the NFPA 730/731 Committee.

Burke, president of Monrovia, Calif.-based USA Alarm Systems, received the Sara E. Jackson Memorial Award for his leadership as chair of the NBFAA Public Relations Committee. He has been an active member of the security and fire alarm industry for 25 years and has held leadership positions in local, state and national industry associations.

The NBFAA also presented its annual chapter awards and two NTS honors during the summer conference. The category and honorees are:

Newsletter of the Year – The Bellringer, Pennsylvania Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (PBFAA), recognized for its 25-year commemorative issue, as well as for its consistency and information.

Chapter Executive Director of the Year – Pat Shea Remes, Connecticut Alarm and Systems Integrators Association (CASIA), recognized for her efforts in support of CASIA and NBFAA.

Chapter President of the Year – Tim Creenan, New York Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NYBFAA), recognized for his strong support of the industry and NBFAA.  He has undertaken the development and implementation of a legislative initiative plan which resulted in the introduction and subsequent passage of changes to the New York licensing law.

Chapter of the Year – Connecticut Alarm and Systems Integrators Association (CASIA), honored for consistently supporting NBFAA programs such as the Youth Scholarship Program and NTS.

President’s Award – James Orvis, Security Solutions Inc.

NTS Instructor of the Year – Woody Woodham, senior technical manager for Honeywell, honored for his work with the Mississippi Alarm Association, as well as in Alabama and in non-chartered states like Arkansas and Utah.

NTS State Training Coordinator of the Year – Penny Brooks, Tennessee Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, recognized for her outstanding and consistent support of NTS training.

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