As a French speaking American citizen I am particularly focused on the recent tragedies in France. A French friend of mine has a nephew who lives in Paris, that nephew lost 2 friends in the Bataclan carnage. The mood in Paris, in his words, is one of anger, fear and sadness. 'Like a giant hangover' is how another nephew of his coined it. As I love New York City I also love Paris – the city from which New York took so many cues in liberty, art, science, medicine, and culture.
A new day has dawned – the era of ASIS International Sister Chapters is official. Two years in the making ASIS Italy and ASIS Southern CT have made it official. The idea is to share best practices between two distant regions of the world, and to promote the international nature of Security, Life Safety, Business Continuity, and Emergency Response. At the moment our plans are modest and in development; we plan to have links and pages for each other’s chapters on our respective
Fire Loss in the United States During 2014. In the past twenty years, between 1995 and 2015 losses in the United States incurred in the category “Structure Fires” have remained constant with approximately 500,000 structure fires incidents per year. In that same period vehicle fires have declined at a steady pace, while outside fires trend up and down in numbers with a slightly declining rate of incidents overall. We are not doing enough to reduce the rate of structure fires,