SIA and ESA host webinar on security industry access to disaster areas

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 round table 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.

To register for this free event, please visit


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, Protection and National Preparedness, National Continuity Programs (NCP)/ Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)