City of Birmingham, like cities all over the USA, is in transition. Mayor
William Bell, community leaders, concerned citizens, and the corporate
community have decided the transition could be a continued deterioration of
neighborhoods, or the opportunity to take back and revitalize communities, one
at a time; to make Birmingham a better place to live, work and play.
The first phase of the
initiative began in the Woodlawn community
with the establishment of the Community Policing and Revitalization (C.P.R.)
Initiative over five years ago. Much progress has been made, but there is still
much work to be done. After initial discussions with Mayor Bell and
C.P.R. Executive Director, Renita Higgins,
it was concluded that a new program, called NeighborNet, could be of significant benefit in meeting a
common goal of putting the Magic back in Birmingham.
Falcon Community Services, we have been simultaneously in the process of
developing wireless technology for improved community safety and disaster
response over the past five years. Today, we offer three different
systems beginning with HelpAlert which is ideally suited for small communities like Piedmont and Weaver,
Alabama. ActionAlert was
developed to address the need for improved classroom safety beginning with a
pilot project at the DeArmanville School in Oxford, Alabama and the Lamar County
Courthouse in Vernon, Alabama. More information is
available at FalconCommunityServices.com.
NeighborNet represents the combined experience of dealing with large municipal and
county emergency communications in the City of Rochester and Monroe County NY
as well the the specialized needs of hospital communications for Johns Hopkins
Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. The technology used to address these unique
requirements is now configured into a system capable of providing a variety of
functions including help for home alone people, merchants at risk of armed
robbery and burglary, reduction of vandalism and fires of unattended
premises, classroom safety and much, much more.
We welcome the opportunity
of working together with the citizens of Woodlawn, the corporate community,
the administrators of the C.P.R. Initiative, and all those involved in making
the City of Birmingham one of the best places in the USA to live, work, and
Burch Falkner, CEO Falcon Community Services
CFO A2Z Communications, Inc.
to serve those who serve others!