Thursday, December 31, 2009

The last day of 2009!

As we look back over the challenges of 2009, we are reminded that you can't have mountains without valleys. Many of the adversities that we endure can have a positive outcome if we simply remember that life is neither all bad or good - it's life and what we do is up to us.

When we recall the Virginia Tech shootings and other similar events, we have the choice of bemoaning the event or planning for catastrophic emergencies. A case in point is Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. These folks recognized that communications was not an option, but a critical part of emergency management. They took a proactive position in developing a simple and affordable plan to provide campus wide alerting in the event of an emergency of any type.

We think our friends in law enforcement, campus and industrial security could benefit in learning more about what Bates College did. YOU can do it too, at suprisingly low cost. Additional information is available at

Thank you Bates College for caring enough to make your campus as safe and secure as humanly possible. To that, we add our personal prayers for the safety of all students, in all schools, all over the world. If we are given the opportunity to assist, we ask that we be empowered to do our job to the best of our ability in accord with the will of our Creator.

As we approach a new year, we count our blessings (and they are many) and prepare for the best that our Creator has planned for us. We wish you the very best for 2010 and look forward to continued service.