Tampa, Fla.-based BICSI and Irving, Texas-based National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) entered into an honorary friendship agreement, to promote further growth and development of global information transport systems (ITS) and electronic life safety and security (ELSS) systems. The two organizations plan to engage in a variety of cooperative activities, including exchanging visits and views between the members of the two entities in order to promote a qualified and skilled workforce; promoting and developing reciprocal training, education, and certifications of ITS and ELSS design and installation professionals; and pursuing other cooperative activities as appropriate.

BICSI believes the relationship will enhance and expand BICSI’s dedicated outreach and also will add significantly to its NxtGEN Outreach Programs. NBFAA sees this relationship as the quickest, most efficient approach to widening the educational horizons for the members of both associations.

BICSI previously signed similar friendship agreements with InfoComm in 2005 and TIA in 2006 and again in 2008. Cross-functional relationships among entities with common goals add significantly to the benefits offered to the membership of these organizations. BICSI will continue to reach out to like-minded groups in an endeavor to enhance the knowledge base of their membership.