BFAAM Conference Offered Opportunities to Learn About Future of the Industry, Communities

BFAAM Conference Offered Opportunities to Learn About Future of the Industry, Communities

When planning our 2017 conference, the BFAAM Board of Directors decided on Detroit to be the best. It’s known as “the Comeback City” by many across the country and it gave us a glimpse of what the future of our industry will look like, how best to work with local communities and where the demand is headed for our membership.

Conference attendees had the opportunity to tour the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters in the morning.  A lot of the discussion centered on the “Project Green Light” in Detroit. The less than two-year-old program showed the city’s focus on revitalizing the downtown area by adding 24-hour video surveillance to participating businesses within the city.

In our morning program we heard from the City of Detroit Fire Marshal, Gregory Turner, the City of Detroit Chief-of-Police, Todd Bettison, and the City of Novi Assistant Chief-of-Police, Jerrod Hart. These three administrators touched on how their departments are evolving with changing technologies and how BFAAM members can be valuable partners.  With Little Caesars Arena opening in downtown Detroit this fall and many other large companies looking to move to Detroit, all three were excited about the direction the Detroit-Metro area is headed in.  


L – R, City of Detroit Fire Marshal, Gregory Turner, City of Detroit Chief-of-Police, Todd Bettison, BFAAM President, Dean Belisle, City of Novi Assistant Chief-of-Police, Jerrod Hart at the BFAAM 2017 Annual Conference

John Campau of Comtronics in Jackson, MI offered the audience some recommendations on how he uses metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) at his office to increase productivity and accountability with his employees.   He was able to show just how effective these tools have been in helping his business grow and profit in these times. John also spoke about emerging video verification at his business and in the industry that’s helping to reduce alarms and keep his customers happy. 


John Wells and John Campau of Comtronics in Jackson, MI discussed how to build your business by using metrics for your employees at the BFAAM 2017 Annual Confernce

The final presentation of the day came from BFAAM’s Vice-President, Tom Kramer, of Riverside Integrated Systems, Inc in Grand Rapids.  Tom spoke about what everyone needs to know about fire alarm safety in the State of Michigan.  The over-arching theme of Tom’s talk was to “know your codes!”

Our association prides itself on striving for the good of our industry.  We always welcome more participation and feedback from membership.  If there is a topic or issue that you are facing that you feel BFAAM needs to address at its conference or otherwise, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Sen. Steve Bieda joined the BFAAM Board of Directors for their meeting prior to the 2017 Annual Conference

Thank you to our 2017 Annual Conference Sponsors!

ADI

El Dorado Insurance Agency Inc

Emergency24

Honeywell

InPro Insurance Group

Michigan Wealth and Risk Management

Reitman Consulting Group