American Alarms Blog

In Memory - 17 years ago

by Adam Jacobs 6/9/2021

I still remember watching the news coverage on September 11, 2001 after the first plane hit the World Trade Center.  My first thought was complete disbelief.  Then it changed to horror, as I watched people fleeing the scene covered in dust and blood.  I had a new respect for the first-responders that acted so bravely under pressure that day (and for days after).  I also had a new appreciation for the delicate balance of freedom and safety that we have in our country today.  How I felt that day is part of the reason I am SO proud to do my part in the life safety field.  I'm not comparing what I do (designing and servicing fire alarm systems) to what fire rescue and police personnel do every day.  But I do feel that our part is important, too.  I am also proud to assist these brave rescue personnel with a quicker response and better information once they get on scene.  I pray that nothing like that ever happens again.  If it does, my hope is that we can save even more lives with better technology, better procedures, and better communication.  

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Thank you veterans!

by Adam Jacobs 6/9/2021

Here at American Alarms we don't take Veterans Day lightly.  Our founder (my father), Bill Jacobs, is a Vietnam War veteran.  The name he chose for the company was partly because of the great honor and respect he has for this country.  My mother's father served in the Navy in the Korean War.  My mom used to say he spoke fluent Japanese in his sleep sometimes.  My father's father served in the Army in WWII and received multiple purple hearts for battles in Europe.  The rest of our staff has a number of friends and relatives that served in the military, too.  We are thankful for all of them that served and returned to us, and especially those that made the ultimate sacrifice.  Thank you for contributing to the freedoms we enjoy every day (and usually take for granted).  Thank you for your strength and courage.

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American Alarms has the BEST employees!

by Adam Jacobs 6/9/2021

Recently our employees donated almost two full weeks of vacation hours to a fellow employee who needed time off for family health issues.  This just reinforces my belief that we have THE BEST people in our organization.  When you have 50 or 100 employees, that's a nice gesture.  When you have only 11 employees, it's AMAZING!  Thank you all for opening your hearts to help someone in need.

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