ESA Saddened by Nashville Explosions

ESA Saddened by Nashville Explosions
Jillian Bateman — December 28, 2020

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is saddened by the news of the Nashville explosion that disrupted the city on an already difficult Christmas morning, injuring three and damaging dozens of buildings.

ESA has called Nashville home to its Electronic Security Expo (ESX) for many years. The city has served as a gathering place for an industry of electronic security and life safety professionals to learn best practices and elevate their ability to protect families and businesses across the nation. We applaud the brave first responders who ran into danger to save many from the blast.

“We all have many questions,” says ESA President, Jamie Vos. “Rest assured that this individual is in no way reflective of the thousands of alarm dealers — electronic security and life safety professionals — who are members of the association throughout the nation. These professionals have dedicated their lives to helping to prevent these very types of incidents from occurring. Our purpose is founded in helping to keep people, places and property safe.”

The current person of interest was a prior alarm contractor, whose Tennessee business license expired in 1998.


About ESA

Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association is the largest trade association in the United States representing the electronic security and life safety industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. The association provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. Together, member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients. ESA awards the sons and daughters of first responders with scholarships to attend college each year, contributing more than $722,750 to deserving high school seniors.