Briscoe Protective Systems 35th Anniversary Celebration
On October 5, 2013, Briscoe Protective Systems hosted a cruise around Manhattan aboard the Skyline Princess, in celebration of 35 years as a leader in the fire alarm and security industry. The cruise began at the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing, NY and sailed south on the East River, to the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. The evening consisted of an awards ceremony, an elegant buffet and a variety of fun and entertainment to the delight of family members, employees, select customers and vendors.
Briscoe President, Bob Williams, honored employees for their dedication and service to Briscoe, that when combined, totaled 55 years as Briscoe co-workers. The individuals celebrating anniversaries included Technician, Troy Fabunan (20 years), Technician Alex Isakov (15 years), Vice President of Operations, David Miranda (10 years), Chief of Technical Services, J.R. McCotter and Technical Salesman, William Conroy (5 years).
Kathleen Walsh, a former Brookhaven Town councilwoman, was also on-hand to present public service awards to three Briscoe employees for their accomplishments as volunteer firefighters. Nick Puleo, a lieutenant for the Coram Fire Department, was recognized for fourteen years of loyalty and leadership. Thus far in his career, Mr. Puleo has trained 30 volunteer men and women and has received the High Point award.
Tyler DeLuca, a volunteer for the Hauppauge Fire Department, was recognized for his involvement with the town’s technical rescue teams. Mr. DeLuca has received the Unit Citation Award for his courage and leadership responding to a call at MacArthur Airport, after an airplane went off the runway. Finally, long-time volunteer firefighter and lieutenant for the Freeport Fire Department, Oscar Romero, was honored for saving the lives of two people – one in September 2010 and the other, in February 2013.
Mr. Williams, himself a former officer of the United States Army, acknowledged and gave thanks to Briscoe co-workers whom have served in the armed forces, as well as volunteer firefighters and first responders who worked at Ground Zero in New York City after the 9-11 attacks in 2001. An honorary Briscoe co-worker, Matt Morgan, Master Sergeant, 106th Rescue Wing, NYANG, paid a touching tribute to Mr. Williams’ former military service by presenting him with an American flag that was flown in a C-130 aircraft during combat missions in Kuwait and Iraq.
To cap off the awards ceremony, Briscoe President, Bob Williams, was presented with a special gift from his co-workers – a beautifully framed photo collage of Briscoe’s former and current building locations – a symbolic representation of the growth and success of the company.