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June 13, 20220

Are You Looking To Upgrade or Install A New Outdoor Warning Siren System? If so, read the TOP 3 things that you should know about Outdoor Warning Systems before you spend hundreds of thousands if not millions on your next purchase.

More than likely you are an Emergency Manager, Safety Officer, Police or Fire Department Official tasked with the daunting task of upgrading/installing an outdoor warning siren system.  Replacing and upgrading outdoor warning sirens occurs every ten to fifteen years for an organization.  This means that the system you most likely choose will have a direct impact on the community for the next decade. Because of this, we wanted to help our Emergency Managers/Safety Officers to consider these 3 simple but powerful points before allocating a single penny to a system.

  1. Do you need to rip and replace the entire system or can you salvage part of the system that is already in place (obviously this is for those with existing systems)? If you have an existing system that is partially working or has several years left, there are modern outdoor warning siren systems that can integrate into the existing legacy sirens to extend the life of the current system.  This ensures that the investment made into the existing system can be extended a bit longer without sacrificing reliability or effectiveness.  Don’t rip and replace a perfectly good system that just needs to be modernized.  You can save hundreds of thousands of dollars by maintaining the working portions of your current system and installing a modern outdoor siren management system to upgrade the solution to provide modern features.
  2. Do you have more existing life safety systems that need to be integrated into the new outdoor warning sirens?  Instead of installing more stovepiped systems that require more people and resources to manage, choose a system that has an open systems integrations capability. There are modern solutions in the market today that will integrate all of your existing life safety systems into a single management portal. This will reduce your manpower and long-term maintenance requirements. Ultimately this cost and time savings will allow you to invest in other life safety capabilities.
  3. Do you have to fight for a budget each and every year to maintain these outdoor warning sirens? There are modern outdoor warning sirens that require very little maintenance due to their superior manufacturing and construction features. These outdoor sirens have been fully operational in Iraq and Afghanistan in the harshest of environments protecting our service members from terrorist attacks and other emergencies. This means by choosing the modern reliable system, you won’t have to fight for a maintenance budget that may not be available to you each year.

2022 has been a year full of weather and human-caused catastrophic emergencies.  If you have any questions about how you should proceed with choosing the right outdoor warning siren, contact our subject matter experts. It costs you nothing to ask a few questions about what works and what doesn’t.  You don’t have to choose HQE to be your sirens installation partner, but you should choose the right siren that best protects your community. We care more about that than anything else.  Why?  As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), we take Serving Our Country very seriously. Just because we don’t wear our uniforms anymore doesn’t mean we stopped caring about our fellow citizens.

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HQE Systems, Inc.   |   HQE is a FEMA Certified Minority-Owned Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing full solutions for Mass Notification Systems, Electronic Security Systems, Software Development Services, Contract Support, and Prototyping Services.  As a brand agnostic solutions provider, HQE prides itself in providing the BEST solution for the project.  HQE possesses factory certifications and reseller licenses to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality of service at the lowest budget.  HQE is capable of providing full design, installation, integrations, upgrades, and long-term maintenance support for any size and scope project.

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December 13, 20210

 

Tornado outbreak of December 10–11, 2021 - Wikipedia

December 10-11 2021 tornado map.  The areas that were affected by the tornado were: Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee.

Release Date:
December 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and Department of Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to Kentucky today where they were briefed by local and commonwealth officials and held a media briefing with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.

The tour allowed Criswell and Mayorkas to see the tornado destruction firsthand and meet with first responders and emergency management officials conducting operations throughout the state. They toured areas of Graves and Marshall counties, also seeing the destroyed Mayfield Consumer Products factory.

“To all of the people of Kentucky, my heart goes out to each and every one of you who have experienced the tragic events from these tornadoes,” said Administrator Criswell. “I want you to know that the nation, your country, is praying with you. We’ve been seeing the pictures of this, but standing there in these communities, you don’t get that feeling from a picture. When you stand in one direction and look and see all of the devastations and then just turn to your right and all of the devastations around you, you can’t understand how this has impacted these communities until you’re there,” she continued.  “That’s why it’s so important to be here to see it for myself, so we can make sure that we’re providing the right level of assistance to help with your response and your ongoing recovery.”

Criswell added that FEMA still will be working with the commonwealth on all their long-term recovery needs as these communities start to rebuild.

For additional photos from today’s tour visit FEMA’s DVIDS page.

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BENTON, Ky. — Kentucky Emergency Management Director Mike Dossett (center) briefs DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (left) and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell (right) as they begin touring damage throughout the area.

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BENTON, Ky. — Local Marshall County incident commander briefs DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas (center) and Administrator Criswell, showing a satellite image of the tornado’s path.

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MAYFIELD, Ky. — Louisville Emergency Management Director E.J. Meiman and Administrator Criswell discuss response operations near the Mayfield Consumer Products factory that was destroyed by a tornado late Friday.


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October 25, 20210

HQE Systems, Inc. is looking to partner with Fayette County, KY.

HQE’s partner should have a technical workforce that can operate hand tools, have an understanding of low voltage hardware, and be ready to provide customer support (telephonic, email, and customer support portal).

As a Minority-Owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, HQE is looking to partner with a certified Minority Woman Owned Small Business that is operating in Fayette County, KY.

If you qualify as one of the certified business entities below, please contact us.

From the client:  OUR MISSION: The mission of the Minority Business Enterprise Program is to facilitate the full participation
of minority and women owned businesses in the procurement process and to promote economic inclusion as a
business imperative essential to the long term economic viability of Lexington-Fayette Urban County
Government. To that end the city council adopted and implemented Resolution 484-2017 – A Certified Minority, Women and
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise ten percent (10%) minimum goal and a three (3%) minimum goal for
Certified Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Certified Service Disabled Veteran – Owned Businesses for
government contracts. The resolution states the following definitions shall be used for the purposes of reaching these goals (a full copy is available in Central Purchasing):
Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) – a business in which at least fifty-one percent (51%) is owned, managed
and controlled by a person(s) who is socially and economically disadvantaged as define by 49 CFR subpart 26.

Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) – a business in which at least fifty-one percent (51%) is owned, managed and
controlled by an ethnic minority (i.e. African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic Islander, Native American/Native Alaskan Indian) as defined in federal law or regulation as it may be amended from time-to-time.

Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) – a business in which at least fifty-one percent (51%) is owned, managed and
controlled by a woman.

Certified Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) – a business in which at least fifty-one percent (51%) is owned, managed
and controlled by a veteran who served on active duty with the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard.
Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) – a business in which at least fifty-one percent
(51%) is owned, managed and controlled by a disabled veteran who served on active duty with the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard.

The term “Certified” shall mean the business is appropriately certified, licensed, verified, or validated by an organization or entity recognized by the Division of Purchasing as having the appropriate credentials to make a determination as to the status of the business.


 

HQE Systems Inc. is a  FEMA Certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).  HQE is a software and technology innovation company that can mitigate any pain points for clients of all sizes.

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