"It's a way for UL to thank all the brave service men and women for their commitment to public safety," said Chris Hasbrook, vice president and general manager of UL's global building materials and life safety and security industries. "As a global leader in fire safety and security for more than 115 years, UL is proud to have the opportunity to recognize heroes such as Police Sergeant Michael G. O'Malley and Firefighter Joseph Martinelli for the work they do in the line of duty every day. It also gives us the chance to raise awareness in the local community about important life safety issues," Hasbrook added.
During the pregame ceremony, Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Robert Huff recognized firefighter Martinelli for an heroic rescue at a southwest Chicago residence in March 2009. Martinelli saved a civilian while sustaining second-degree burns to his face.
Sergeant Michael G. O'Malley was recognized by Chicago Police Commander Eric Carter and honored for his actions in apprehending a suspect while under gunfire during the incident.
Ready, Set and On the Go!
We've assembled the latest and greatest, need-to-know news for you as you make your journey to the 56th annual ASIS Seminars & Exhibits in Dallas, October 12 through 15. And we found a great way for you to keep pace with all that's happening...a new mobile application from ASIS.
You're on the go and ASIS still knows how to reach you. ASIS launched ASIS Mobile in early September, an innovative mobile solution available as an iPhone application as well as a Web mobile version for all other smartphones.
ASIS Mobile will help you plan your participation and navigate throughout the show floor like never before. It puts at your fingertips, information on exhibiting companies, information on new products, show specials, collateral materials in pdf format, show news and alerts, interactive floor plans and way-finding as well as sessions and other events. In addition, it can help you request an appointment to meet exhibitors, schedule a callback before or after the event, get directions on the show floor with one simple touch, identify your preferred exhibiting companies and add them to your agenda, shortlist and favorites. Information on how to access ASIS Mobile will be made available prior to the launch, but you can check it out now by going to www.asis2010mobile.org.
We've also got the scoop on the newest, just-added sessions at ASIS:
Ensuring Your Growth in the Homeland Security Market (3118)-The Homeland Security market is ever-expanding with the evolution of new technologies and innovative solutions. But when it comes to expanding your business and investing for future growth, what are the important factors that will set you apart from your competitors? Learn how to anticipate challenges, build new capabilities, acquire strategic solutions and manage expectations to prepare your company for successful growth.
Healthcare Reform: Costs, Compliance and Communication (4107)-Healthcare reform legislation is complex and demands your attention now. With some provisions going into effect in January 2011, and others in 2014, are you prepared? Act now to ensure a smooth transition and compliance.
Forming Public/Private Partnerships to Implement Local Leadership Training: The Gallo Wines and Modesto PD Model (4316)-The Modesto, Calif., Police Department has partnered with E & J Gallo Winery to implement a behavioral science-based leadership training program developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Explore how the Modesto police and Gallo are working together to make this partnership a success.
Don't forget to stop by booth 2947 at the show to pick up the latest issues of SD&I magazine, where we will have both the September and October issues on hand for show-goers-we're listed under Cygnus Security Media in the exhibitor's handbook. Visit ww.asis2010.org for all the latest on the show.